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04 October 2013

Ziggurat provides 3D modeling and coordination for Battery Maritime Building, a 127-year-old NYC landmark en route to its future incarnation

The Battery Maritime Building is a ferry terminal at 10 South Street at the corner of South and Whitehall Streets near South Ferry at the tip of Manhattan. It is used since 1956, as the ferry terminal to Governors Island. Between 2001 and 2005, in a 36 million dollar renovation, the exterior of the building and its deteriorating wooden piers were restored and its exterior repainted in its original multiple color schemes by Jan Hird Pokorny Architects.

Our client, the Dermot Company plans to top the historic ferry terminal with a new glass hotel and restaurant and refurbish the building’s Great Hall for public and private use.

The challenges in this project are the intricate land mark’s existing conditions that need to remain and be tied into the new structures. The plans for the new structures were designed in 2D CAD and the developer retained Ziggurat to convert the plans to 3D models for MEP coordination with existing conditions. After point cloud scanning the existing structures and converting these scans into a Revit model, our team proceeded with enabling 3D MEP coordination with the BIM that was converted from 2D to 3D using Ziggurat plugin for AutoCAD and Navisworks. By doing so, project MEP coordination was continually utilizing Navisworks for clash detection between new plans and existing conditions for high level accuracy.

The images below take you through the path of creating a Revit file from point cloud scan of existing conditions, converting 2D CAD MEP plans to 3D BIM with Ziggurat plug in, and running clash detection between new MEP plans and exiting conditions.

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