“Sustainable high-performance design and construction are becoming the norm, with our newly completed courthouse in Staten Island an example of a LEED Silver building,” says Greene of the collaborative effort undertaken with Ennead Architects.
Joseph D. “Little Joe” D’Annunzio, who ran two family-owned New Jersey-based heavy construction firms that had key roles in significant infrastructure projects in the New York City area and eastern seaboard region, died in Naples, Fla. on Nov. 3. He was 86.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced earlier this month that the completion of a bridge project in Bayonne, New Jersey, has been delayed by two years. The project, called “Raise the Roadway”, is now not expected to complete construction until 2019.The $1.3 billion dollar project, operated by the joint venture of Skanska Koch/Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (JV), broke ground in May 2013. When completed, the project will raise the existing Bayonne Bridge from 151 feet to 215 feet, and widen roadways to 12 feet. Additional 12-foot lanes shared by bicyclists and pedestrians will
Construction is underway on New York’s first new marina in over two decades. ONE° 15 Brooklyn Marina, located between Piers 4 and 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, is set to open in the spring of 2016. Rendering Courtesy of One Edge Marina Finance, LLC In 2013, Brooklyn Bridge Park chose SUTL Group, the Singapore-based marine design and engineering firm responsible for ONE°15 Marina Club Singapore and Edgewater Resources, to design and operate the new Brooklyn Marina. “Boating and the water have long been passions of mine and I recognized an opportunity in Singapore to bring the water and that lifestyle
PAFMAC, a new cooling system that allows guests to control the temperature of their rooms, has been implemented in its first U.S. hotel. While the system has already been installed in over 100 hotels in Japan, Kitano Hotel, a 650-room hotel in Murray Hill, is the first to use the product in North America. PAFMAC, designed by Japan-based company Nippon PMAC, is a ”hybrid system combined fan coil and heat pump,” explained the general manager of the international department, Satoshi Mizukawa. While a standard two-pipe system only allows hot water to be used for heating,
The owner of Grand Central Terminal, Andrew Penson, is suing the city of New York for $1.1 billion, following the city’s green-lighting the construction of a 65-story tower nearby, called One Vanderbilt.Due to the new zoning laws put into place by the de Blasio administration, SL Green was permitted by the city to begin construction without purchasing air rights from Penson. In exchange, the developer will fund a $220 million renovation project, including improvements to subway platforms and stairwells below Grand Central. Penson alleges in his complaint that "such improvements would have had to be made
Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon New York University’s School of Engineering has received a $100 million dollar donation, and will be renamed NYU Tandon School of Engineering to pay tribute to the benefactors, Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon. The school, which has roughly 5,000 students, will use the donation to add faculty and upgrade facilities.“This generous gift from the Tandons will allow us to increase our projected trajectory by adding respected and promising faculty in fields in which we have earned international reputations as well as ones that are redefining engineering,” said Sayar Lonial, Senior Director of Marketing