Our Work

2nd Avenue Subway – 96th Street Station

Originally proposed in 1919, the Second Avenue Subway line had been a glaring hole in the mass transit system of New York City for nearly a Century. Opened on January 1, 2017, 96th Street Station, along with her sister stations at 86th and 72nd Streets, connects NYC’s Upper East Side to the rest of the city. Spanning upwards of 4 city blocks, 96th Street Station included a massive amount of Miscellaneous Metal work, including all of the station’s Stainless Steel Stairs & Rails, which usher thousands of riders to and from the platform to street level daily. FMB’s scope also included grating, fencing, mechanical supports, catwalks, wall panel framing, ladders, guardrails, bollards, and much more. FMB was instrumental in achieving the MTA’s requirement that the station be fully ADA compliant and accessible.

The Highline

A prime example of urban revitalization combined with today’s push to reuse, The Highline is an elevated park and greenway running along Manhattan’s Lower West Side from 12th Street to 34th Street through the Meatpacking, Chelsea, and Hudson Yards neighborhoods. The park is built upon a disused elevated rail line, whose declining use left it effectively abandoned as early as 1980. The first phase of the park opened in 2009, and The Highline now sees over 5 Million visitors annually. FMB has worked on three separate projects for The Highline, including the maintenance facility in 2011, the third walkway phase in 2014, and the final walkway phase which is currently under construction and will connect directly to New York’s new Hudson Yards Neighborhood and towers. FMB’s scope included all of the access stairs, greenway railings, ramps, and benches, as well as fun takes on classic playground features, like the seesaw.

Winter Garden

The Winter Garden is a 10-story glass-enclosed atrium that connects World Trade Center Towers 3 & 4. The Garden features numerous plants and trees including sixteen 40 ft. palm trees, while also providing shops, a food court, and an open space for workers and tourists alike. In the aftermath of 9/11 much of lower Manhattan was destroyed. This included the Winter Garden as debris fell from the twin towers across the street, causing the glass roof to collapse. FMB was instrumental in the rebuilding of the Winter Garden, which was re-opened on September 17, 2002 and was the first major structure in Lower Manhattan to be re-opened after the attacks of 9/11.

Domino Waterfront Park

Built on the site of an old Domino Sugar Manufacturing facility in Brooklyn, and another fine example of urban renewal, the Domino Waterfront Park is a brand new boardwalk and green space in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Part of a larger redevelopment project that will include multiple mixed use towers and green space, as well as retaining some of its industrial feel and history, the Waterfront Park opened in early Summer 2018 to rave reviews. With a scope including all of the Boardwalk’s river front Stainless Rails, numerous fences, guardrails and grating, FMB completed this sizable project in only a few months’ time, in keeping with the owner’s tight timetable for a beginning-of-summer launch.

Pier 17

An historic district in lower Manhattan the South Street Seaport, now known as the Seaport District, was heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. By 2014 a major redevelopment project was underway in the area. Plans called for Pier 17 to be completely demolished and repurposed into a modern multi-use space for shopping, dining, concerts and much more.
After opening in August of 2018, the new development has revitalized an underserved part of the City and is now a major destination, famous for their summer roof-top concert series! FMB provided all the perimeter rails, benches, internal stairs, bollards, guardrails and much more. FMB completed this project, on time, which allowed the owner to kick off their concert celebrations as planned, even as the project scope nearly doubled from our initial bid.