Liberty Island Restoration Project
On October 29th of 2012, flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy’s strong storm surge rushed over the banks of Liberty Island, covering nearly three quarters of the 12 acre site, ripping up century old construction and leaving the historic landmark inaccessible to the public.
After thorough involvement in both the design and planning of the recovery efforts, Fullertons was granted the unique opportunity to be the contractor of choice to restore over 50,000 square feet of hardscape to the main promenade, the most heavily trafficked public area on the island.
Our expert team of masons were initially faced with the daunting task of site clean-up and preparation, culling through the tons of dislodged paving stones and damaged base material whisked away during the powerful surge.
Once cleared, our team worked around the clock, both day and night, to ensure we completed our installations of new brick paving stones, over one
full acre of hardscape, in time for the grand re-opening of the island.
To ensure a long lasting installation, we employed the expertise of our landscape architects, selected quality materials, such as EP Henry paving stones, and worked hand-in-hand with the National Park Service to not only prevent a similar event from further damaging the island, but also beautify Lady Liberty’s surroundings for the public to enjoy for many years to come.
We here at Fullertons are extremely proud of the work we accomplished during the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and are honored to have our quality work on display for millions of people to enjoy annually.