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Siah Armajani Lighthouse and Pedestrian Bridge


HAKS provided in-depth inspection and condition evaluation services for the Siah Armajani Lighthouse and Pedestrian Bridge in Staten Island near the St. George Ferry Terminal. The artwork consists of a steel-tube lenticular truss pedestrian bridge extending from the St. George Ferry Viaduct Ramp B to a nine-level, steel-tube lighthouse structure. The artwork, named for sculptor Siah Armajani, was constructed in 1996 as part of a Percent for Art project initiated by the New York City Department of Transportation. 

The artwork began to exhibit rust and deterioration soon after its construction. Inspection reports documenting rust, graffiti, missing glass panels, and damage to wooden planks at the lighthouse structure were prepared in 2002 and 2007 by Percent of Art and the Art Commission. Subsequently, HAKS has provided in-depth inspection and forensic evaluation of existing artwork with recommendation for repair. The objective of this evaluation was to determine the cause of premature failure of certain members and to outline alternatives to restore the artwork to a safe working condition capable of carrying the design load as well as extending the service life upon completion of remedial measures.