PIANC A&NZ Young Professionals Chip Pohlen and Will Ingle report:
In 2017 Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) won the 35th America’s Cup, held in Bermuda, over defender Oracle Team USA. Following the announcement that ETNZ would be defending the Cup in New Zealand the America’s Cup 36 programme was established by the Crown and Auckland Council, in partnership with mana whenua and Emirates Team New Zealand to enable Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland and New Zealand to host the 36th America’s Cup in 2021.
The Wynyard Edge Alliance, formed by Auckland Council, the Crown, McConnell Dowell, Downer, Beca and Tonkin + Taylor is responsible for delivering the essential infrastructure to host the America’s Cup.
On October 16th, 30 young professionals from PIANC ANZ were hosted by the Wynyard Edge Alliance on a tour of the America’s Cup infrastructure construction project. The tour, led by Alliance Director Kurt Grant, included visits to the Hobson Wharf Extension, the new breakwater structures off Halsey and Wynyard Wharves and new Team New Zealand base. The tour concluded with a networking event in the Wynyard Quarter.