AquaFence Chosen to Protect 17 State Street

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- AquaFence, the premier flood prevention system, has been leased by the New York Financial District tower 17 State Street.  The iconic curved glass tower, standing 42 stories tall, was one of the last commercial high rise buildings designed and completed by Emory Roth and Sons Architects in 1988, and later purchased in 1999 by RFR Holdings.  Since the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg has developed an extensive response plan to the devastation which included among other things for large buildings to protect themselves from future flood damages with barrier solutions. The AquaFence solution was deemed most effective on both a cost and performance basis by the owners of 17 State Street.  This is the second announced job this month in New York City for AquaFence, with several more projects under contract.

The AquaFence technology, developed in Norway, has been successfully deployed in seven countries across three continents. In the United States, these installations range from the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Northwest. The system often requires no structural changes of any kind to the building or hardscape, and is both portable and demountable.  It can be stored out of sight, yet erected with minimal manpower and in a short window of time prior to a storm surge. AquaFence has been tested by the US Army Corp of Engineers, and has passed the National Standard Level 1 Certification. The USA headquarters are now located in Westport, CT, where the CEO Helge Krogenes, a native of Norway and his Director of NY Operations Adam Goldberg call home.

For more information, refer to For press, product inquiries and sales, contact Adam Goldberg, Director of NY Operations at or 203-939-5176 

Media Contact: Adam Goldberg, AquaFence USA, 203 939 5176,

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