The interchange between Interstate 280 and state Route 21 in Newark had long been a convoluted puzzle to drivers, and streamlining the connection was the primary goal of a $95-million project completed earlier this year.
A sweeping overhaul of the New Jersey Turnpike’s congested Interchange 14A aimed not only to bring relief to drivers, but also to deliver critical improvements to a busy commerce-heavy district straddling Bayonne and Jersey City.
Completing an interior fit-out at one of the country’s busiest airports would be a daunting task for any project team, but tackling that effort amid an $8-billion redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B proved to be a massive undertaking.
The original stone and brick boardwalk building at Jones Beach was a popular feature when it opened in the 1930s, but it didn’t survive a blaze in 1964—and didn’t make a comeback until last year, when a $20.4-million project created the new Boardwalk Café at the Central Mall.
When the eastern half of Hudson Yards—the $25-billion mixed-use development on Manhattan’s West Side—opened in March, it may have been hard to remember that six new office towers, acres of parks, and other structures all sit atop a platform that spans above 30 train tracks and three railway tunnels.
The design for Campari Group’s two-story regional headquarters in the Grace Building on 42nd Street, overlooking Manhattan’s Bryant Park, had two clear goals: showcase brands of the world’s sixth-largest spirits company and create a workspace where employees can “collide, collaborate and cooperate.”
Taking a nine-story Class B warehouse at 441 9th Ave. at the corner of 34th Street in Manhattan and transforming it into a modern 26-story Class A structure was a feat requiring expert top-to-bottom strategic planning and execution.
The Woolworth Building, an iconic tower that was the world’s tallest in 1913, has been transformed into a mixed-use skyscraper—though it still has its Cass Gilbert-designed neo-Gothic facade, soaring arches and gargoyles.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s Oct. 8 release of documents related to its FIU bridge collapse investigation raises questions but provides no definitive conclusions about why the partially built structure suddenly crashed to the ground on March 15, 2018, killing six.