Gallery: NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Coul...

Whether the boardwalk will be equally embraced in its new materials, or whether communities will protest the new construction, we will have to wait to see. In the meantime, perhaps someone could come up with a way for local salvaged wood to be used instead?

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  1. Stephen Beach January 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for the article, you bring up a lot of good points about sustainability and environmental impacts with different boardwalk materials. I am a Project Consultant for PermaTrak, a precast concrete boardwalk system that offers a sustainable, durable alternate to traditional boardwalk materials. If you’re interested, we have an article on our website about the differences between timber boardwalk designs and concrete boardwalk designs. It can be found here: http://www.permatrak.com/news-events/bid/89876/6-Design-Differences-1-Great-Debate-Timber-Boardwalk-vs-Concrete-Boardwalk . Thanks again for your insight, I’ll continue to follow this topic on Inhabitat.