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Photos: Corroded pilings at the Port of Anchorage

Dan Clancy of Seattle, left, facilitates a weeklong planning session on the Port of Anchorage as it gets under way on Monday, August 18, 2014, at the port.
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Participants in a weeklong planning session examine design concepts for the Port of Anchorage during a break on Monday, August 18, 2014, at the port.
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Mayor Dan Sullivan, left, addresses participants as facilitator Dan Clancy of Seattle stands by at the start of a weeklong planning session on the Port of Anchorage on Monday, August 18, 2014, at the port.
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Dan Clancy of Seattle, left, facilitates a weeklong planning session on the Port of Anchorage as it gets under way on Monday, August 18, 2014, at the port.
Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News
Municipal manager George Vakalis comments on proceedings as a weeklong planning session on the Port of Anchorage gets under way on Monday, August 18, 2014, at the port.
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One hundred galvanized steel jackets are being added this summer to pilings threatened by corrosion at the Port of Anchorage. Some pilings have also split and corroded along welds.
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During an extreme low tide, corrosion is visible on pilings viewed from a boat on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Port of Anchorage.
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An extreme low tide allows R&M Consultants, Inc. to inspect pilings that have been sleeved as well as pilings that await work on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Port of Anchorage.
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Port Engineer Todd Cowles leads a tour on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Port of Anchorage.
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Dockside cranes that service Horizon Lines vessels stand out against the overcast sky as downtown Anchorage sits in the distance on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Port of Anchorage.
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An extreme low tide allows R&M Consultants, Inc. to inspect pilings that have been sleeved as well as pilings that await work on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Port of Anchorage.
Erik Hill / Alaska Dispatch News
Horizon Lines dock cranes stand atop pilings, many of which are in the process of being reinforced, on Monday, August 11, 2014, at the Port of Anchorage.
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Tegan Hanlon

The city is moving forward with another attempt to revamp the Port of Anchorage, this time downsizing the scope of the project and abandoning flawed construction to the north.

More than 50 individuals tied to the beleaguered port construction project will meet in Anchorage on Monday for a weeklong “charrette,” or planning session, that city officials say will result in the selection of three possible design plans. CH2M Hill, the engineering firm that has taken over management of the project, will present a preferred design by November, said Lindsey Whitt, spokesperson for Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan.

Port engineer Todd Cowles said the city expects to abandon the under-construction dock to the north. Instead, it will focus on rehabilitating the current 53-year-old structure.

Back in 2003, when the project first got underway, the city’s plans for the port called for more expansion.

“It was a different plan,” Cowles said. “It was a much larger program than what we anticipate having to design for with the funding available.”

READ MORE: City considers new strategy for troubled Port of Anchorage project