Project Aerial Views: Towers Continue to Rise

Life began imitating computer art three weeks ago when work began on the new bridge’s towers using building information modeling (BIM) 3D technology.

Blue jump forms will help build the main span's 419-foot towers./Photo: NYSTA

Blue jump forms will help build the main span’s 419-foot towers./Photo: NYSTA

Here’s what the project looked like yesterday via photographs taken by Lee Ross. One of the floating concrete batch plants can be seen alongside the towers.

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West/northbound traffic will shift to one of the new spans next December.

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In February 2017, east/southbound traffic will also move to the new span.

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Read more about the process for building the towers here.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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