01/04/10 10:13pm

Manhattan Bridge

According to a NY Post story, the noisiest places in NYC are on the F, V, B, D platform in Bryant Park (93 decibels), the corner of 42nd and 5th Ave (87 dBA), West Side Highway (83 dBA), or Herald Square (78 dBA). WHAT?! Maybe the people who did the study didn’t go outside of Manhattan, because supposedly, the noise level is between 80 dBA and up to 96 dBA under the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo.

{Noisiest spots in NYC ranked, 04Jan2010, NY Post}
{The Top 8 Noisiest Places in NYC, Gothamist}
{Soundproofing Windows in Dumbo, 03Dec2007}

10/21/09 12:00am

“… In celebration of the centennial of Manhattan Bridge — On Saturday, October 24, 2009 along Pearl, Water and Front Streets in Brooklyn, provocative images by visual artist Patrick Singh will be projected on the buttress wall of the Manhattan Bridge. Since 1997, Singh’s career has been punctuated by international exhibitions – collective and individual – along with artistic residencies throughout Europe, South America and Asia. Singh’s work is exhibited in multiple collections, including the Anne Cros Gallery in France.

His visions come to life under his brush with out his using models. Sudden appearances resulting from his intercultural journeys, which have impregnated him with indelible words, mental photographs, feelings of torment ….”

Viewing will begin at 7 p.m.

Manhattan Bridge Fast Facts
Type of bridge: Suspension
Construction started: October 1, 1901
Opened to traffic: December 31, 1909
Length of main span: 1,470 ft.
Total length of bridge including approaches: 6,855 ft.
Location: Connects Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn with Canal Street in Chinatown
Clearance at center above mean high water: 135 ft.
Diameter of each of the four main cables: 21.25 ins.
Length of each of the four main cables: 3,224 ft.
Cost of original structure: $31,000,000

Press Release (PDF)