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Troy seawall

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden on the phone Friday with WAMC's Dave Lucas.
John Salka / City of Troy

New York had been enjoying an economic renaissance when the pandemic hit. With winter's approach stoking anticipation of a "second wave" of COVID-19, WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Troy Mayor Patrick Madden about the city's future.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden & Clough-Harbor engineer Jan Peterson survey seawall construction from the deck of a barge on the Hudson River.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Troy's seawall project is nearing completion, but officials say that's just the beginning of creating a vibrant waterfront community.

Workers stand on a barge while divers below the surface work on the seawall
Lucas Willard / WAMC

The seawall that protects the City of Troy from the Hudson River is under an extensive renovation. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard got a closer look at the work underway in the Collar City.