Final configuration of new structures and architectural treatments will be arranged to optimize efficient plant operation while minimizing potential visual impacts from the Project. A visual impact assessment has been conducted as part of the DEIS review process.

Partially. Visual simulations have been completed as part of the DEIS review process that shows how the Project design will minimize potential impacts.

Yes. Visual simulations presented in the DEIS document how the Project design will minimize potential impacts.

From some parts of the community, the new unit may be visible. For most residents, other existing buildings will obscure most views of the Project. Final configuration of new structures and architectural treatments will be arranged to optimize efficient plant operation while minimizing potential visual impacts from the Project.

The new unit will have the lowest stack height possible to meet good engineering practice. The final height will be determined based on the air quality modeling that will be completed as part of the air permit process.

The facility where the new unit will be located will generally look like the other modern energy generating facilities recently constructed in New York City. The facility however is located at the furthest point on the property from the Astoria community. USPowerGen is exploring designs for an attractive modern facade for the facility that will complement the waterfront, the views from the Bronx and Manhattan, and other potential visually sensitive areas. A visual assessment and simulations will be completed as part of the DEIS review process.

The unit will have the lowest stack height possible to achieve ambient air quality standards. Preliminary modeling suggests that the unit will have an approximately 95-foot stack. The final height may be adjusted based on the air quality modeling that will be completed as part of the air permit process.

The GE LMS100 looks much like a turbine on the wing of an airplane. In fact, the underlying technology is derived from airplane turbines. However, the turbine itself will not be visible to the public. USPowerGen is exploring designs for an attractive modern facade for the turbine that will complement the waterfront, the views of lower Manhattan and any other sensitive areas. A visual assessment and simulations will be completed as part of the DEIS review process.