Tandon Students Win Consideration in Dumbo Construction Project
[NYU] Tandon School of Engineering students won a say in how a five-year, billion-dollar construction project will impact the neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn. At Tandon’s MakerHack event, Executive Director of the DUMBO Improvement District Alexandria Sica said that the historic Belgian-block streets will temporarily be removed to replace 150-year-old water and sewer lines. ... Students had 24 hours to use the equipment in Tandon’s MakerSpace to create a physical prototype of the water and sewer lines. … “[The students] are working to keep DUMBO alive during this massive reconstruction,” organizer of the event and ASME NYU Chapter President Brianna Migliaccio said. … The NYU students were the only ones to take away the grand prize, with Tandon junior Riley Paterson and his team winning first place.