The following significant projects have benefitted from Triumph Construction’s expertise and adherence to quality standards and innovation:
Utility Improvements in Park Slope
A highly ambitious project that addresses necessary utility upgrades of the existing infrastructure servicing the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope. Working alongside local utilities, Triumph Construction was responsible for replacing and installing various sized water main pipes ranging from 6-inch to 20-inch and a 72-inch trunk main located on St. Johns Place near the intersection of 6th Avenue. The project also included the installation of combined sewers in select areas as well as 45 catch basins with connections, 42 manholes, paving, curbs, concrete sidewalks, fire alarm systems, street and traffic lights, signage, shrub planting, and all related appurtenances. The 8th Avenue Triangle by Grand Army Plaza also underwent reconstruction.
Coney Island Utility Reconstruction
Triumph Construction has been active in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, most recently engaged in the reconstruction of storm and sanitary sewer, trunk, and distribution water mains. The reconstruction includes West 16th Street from Hart Place to Surf Avenue including Mermaid Avenue and Neptune Avenue as well as Surf Avenue from West 17th Street to Stillwell Avenue. The project encompasses the installation of new storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and water mains capable of meeting the demands of flood-exposed areas such as those present in Coney Island. Triumph was also awarded NYCDDC BED809 for the replacement of water mains in Avenue S between Coney Island Avenue and E 18th Street in Brooklyn. The job consisted of over 35,000 LF of water main and appurtenances.
Substation Work at Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo has been the scene of comprehensive work for Triumph Construction surrounding switch gear upgrades, including demolishing and pouring foundations and walls for a new switch gear facility. The substation includes one electrical room housing electrical distribution equipment, three independent sections of new switchgear, and three transformers. Triumph lent its expertise to the construction of underground, concrete-encased conduit banks where the switchgear connects to each fedder band separated by fire-rated partitions.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Seawall
Triumph Construction is proud to partner with Skanska to restore, strengthen, and increase the height of the historic seawall on the property of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island. Originally built in 1850, the seawall has been damaged by storms over the years. Triumph is using concrete and rebar to rebuild the seawall two feet higher than the original. The company will clean the original and historic stones, which they will then use to reface the seawall to retain its original look. Prior to rebuilding the wall, Triumph put in sheet piling to protect the land during seawall reconstruction. This will prevent any damage from tidal or storm surge until the project is complete.
Installation of Fuel Oil Tanks at Mount Sinai Queens
Working for the project development and construction group Skanska USA Building, Triumph Construction recently oversaw the installation of two (2) 15,000 gallon fiberglass fuel oil tanks for the onsite emergency generator at Mount Sinai Queens. Triumph has partnered with Skanska on other major projects and was proud to lend its installation expertise at Mount Sinai Queens, where Skanska serves as builder for the ambitious, multi-year Mount Sinai Queens expansion project.
NYS DOT Pedestrian Ramp Work
As part of its commitment to providing safe and accessible facilities and services to all citizens, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has been eliminating structural impediments throughout New York State. In the Bronx, Triumph Construction partnered with NYSDOT to install pedestrian curb ramps and sidewalks on various State-owned routes. In addition to helping NYSDOT make significant progress towards compliance with ADA accessibility requirements, the project represents Triumph’s first NYSDOT contract and brings us back to our roots. More than two decades ago, Triumph was founded on concrete curbs and sidewalks work. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with NYSDOT on future capital improvement projects.
86th Street Station ADA Upgrade
NYC’s Accessible Stations initiative seeks to ensure that all subway riders are no more than two stops from an accessible station. For its ADA upgrades to the 86th Street Subway Station at 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, the city selected El Sol Contracting & Construction Corp. (El Sol) as general contractor, with Triumph Construction handling the major installation work associated with the project. This included the installation of 8” water main and 36” and 24” sewer in support of El Sol installing two ADA elevators connecting the street level to the mezzanine and platform levels; installation of four new staircases; refurbishment of three existing staircases; and upgrades to the station communication, fiber optic, CCTV, telephone, fire alarm and network systems.
33rd Street Conversion in Manhattan
NYU Langone Medical Center requested and received approval from NYC DOT (Department of Transportation) to convert 33rd Street between First and Second Avenues from a one-way street to a two-way street to improve access for emergency vehicles. Triumph Construction was brought in by Skanska USA to support the street conversion, which included reconstruction of a pedestrian refuge island, signage and striping adjustments, traffic signal modifications, reconfiguration of Second Avenue north of East 33rd Street to accommodate a new left-turn and bicycle mixing zone, and reconfiguration of Second Avenue south of East 33rd Street to provide a new pedestrian plaza and new left turn movement into the adjacent service road.
Pier 35 Restoration
Part of the redevelopment of the East River Waterfront Esplanade, a two-mile-long area along the East River in New York City, the restoration at Pier 35 represented an exciting opportunity for Triumph Construction Corp. to showcase its significant installation expertise on a high-visibility project within Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Working for Pier 35 Construction Manager Hunter Roberts Construction Group, an industry-leading construction and contracting organization serving the Tri-State area, Triumph helped restore Pier 35 with the installation of new 36” and 24” water mains. One of Manhattan’s newest and most innovative public spaces, Pier 35 now provides New Yorkers with welcome open space and unsurpassed views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.
P.S. 46 School Expansion
When the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) gained approval to build a five-story school behind the existing five-story P.S. 46 Edgar Allen Poe branch, located at 279 East 196th Street, in Fordham, it chose The DeMatteis Organization as general contractor. Over the years Triumph Construction has been honored to partner on other projects with The DeMatteis Organization —a fully integrated, full-service enterprise covering construction and real estate development. For the P.S. 46 expansion, Triumph installed a 9′-0″ x 3′-6 precast detention system in addition to all of the new services going into the new school building. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with DeMatteis on future school assignments and other major construction projects.
Reconstruction of 9th Avenue/Gansevoort Street Area
In the fashionable Meatpacking District section of Manhattan, Triumph Construction completed a highly ambitious NYC DDC reconstruction project that included 9th Avenue/Gansevoort Street area. In addition to replacement of distribution water mains (sections) and construction of catch basins and chute connections, roadways, curbs and sidewalks, the beautification aspect of the project involved tree planting, plaza reconstruction and decorative paving. Thanks to Triumph Construction’s work for the DDC, this bustling neighborhood near the High Line, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Chelsea Market now has one of Manhattan’s most attractive outdoor gathering areas for the people who live, work and visit here — including upwards of 30 trees and 2,600 shrubs and perennials across large garden-like planters.
LinkNYC and LinkNWK Installations
Triumph Construction has played a major role in the installation of LinkNYC, the largest and fastest free public Wi-Fi network in the world. In addition to LinkNYC kiosk installations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, Triumph is also engaged in the installation of LinkNWK in Newark, NJ. Each state-of-the-art kiosk, called Link, offers free high-speed Wi-Fi along with phone calls to anywhere in the U.S., a touch screen tablet for maps and city services, device charging, and a 911 Emergency Call button. One of the original LinkNYC contractors, Triumph’s high rate of success on installations has been recognized by the owner (Intersection/CityBridge), resulting in Triumph installing close to 1,000 kiosks, including excavation work in the surrounding roadways and sidewalks.
NYC’s Comprehensive Plan for Coney Island
New York City’s Comprehensive Plan for Coney Island is a major NYCEDC project that will improve the sewer and water infrastructure in Coney Island. Retained by project manager HAKS Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors, P.C., Triumph Construction is engaged in and supporting the construction of storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, and street reconstruction, ranging from roadways, sidewalks, and streetscapes to street lighting, traffic signals, and appurtenances. As part of the infrastructure project, Triumph Construction is also making on-site grade change/access modifications along the northern frontage of MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Queens Plaza Pedestrian and Bicycle Path
One of the largest beautification projects in Queens, the project included the installation of water mains, sewer mains, and sidewalk and street redesign and replacement. Electrical work consisted of all new street and traffic lights as well as LED bench lighting, LED tree uplights, and bridge deck lighting. Landscaping consisted of installation of new trees, shrubs, topsoil and new seeding of grass as well as tree removals, pruning, installation of “NO-GO” median, granite pavers, precast pavers, and artist pavers. Construction of Dutch Kills Green consisted of over 50 custom artist benches, a steel grate pedestrian bridge, decorative tables and chairs, concrete seat walls and terraces, and a 5,000-SF newly-created wetlands area under the pedestrian bridge.
Jackson Avenue Streetscapes
Another major beautification project in Queens, Jackson Avenue Streetscapes included sidewalk redesign and replacement as well as removal and replacement of prototype street lighting poles and traffic lighting work. In addition to extensive landscaping, construction included several parks consisting of benches, decorative tables and chairs, concrete seat wall and decorative concrete domes. Triumph was also engaged for utility work, road reconstruction, granite and asphalt paving, installation of permeable pavers, and construction of a concrete center median of approximately 800’ length, 8’ wide.
Green Infrastructure Implementation
In recent years, as part of its nationally recognized Green Infrastructure Program, New York City has begun building specially designed curbside gardens in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. Also called bioswales, these curbside gardens collect and absorb storm water, improve air quality, and beautify neighborhoods. Triumph Construction has installed over 200 bioswales in Brooklyn alone and looks forward to lending its green infrastructure expertise to future projects.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Redevelopment
Triumph Construction has played an important role in the redevelopment of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, helping to pave the way for new tenants through sewer, water main, and street lighting work; loading dock replacement; steel faced curb, concrete sidewalk, permeable pavers, permeable asphalt, milling and asphalt paving; comprehensive landscaping; and the renovation of Building #6.
Bed-Stuy Gateway Streetscape Enhancement Project
The Bed-Stuy Gateway Streetscape Enhancement Project is transforming Central Brooklyn’s anchor business destination into a more attractive urban space. Triumph Construction is actively involved in the project’s success through sewer and water main work; granite/steel-faced curb and seating; and concrete sidewalk, pavers, and asphalt restoration.
Reconstruction of Pershing Square West
Beginning in the late 1980s, plans were discussed to turn Pershing Square into a landscaped pedestrian plaza. Today that project is well underway with Triumph Construction an active participant in the reconstruction work, including the installation of new trunk and distribution water mains along E. 42nd Street and Park Avenue. The pedestrian plaza will benefit from Triumph’s involvement with the installation of granite seat walls, bronze elements, planting areas, benches, a fountain, and new concrete and asphalt block pavers.
Reconstruction of Astor Place/Cooper Square
The new Alamo Plaza in the East Village is a community enhancement project that created two new pedestrian plazas and expanded and renovated two others, bringing 42,000 square feet of new pedestrian space to the neighborhood. With Triumph Construction serving as contractor, the project also introduced larger sidewalks; 16,000-square-feet of planting areas with new trees and automated in-ground irrigation systems; 6,700-square-feet of permeable pavement and 2,100-square-feet of new curbside rain gardens for improved drainage and storm-water management; over 100 new bike racks; and a $180,000 renovation of The Alamo, the popular cube-shaped sculpture best known for its ability to spin on its axis.