Our list of the 25 largest projects to break ground in the tristate region last year is firming up with, perhaps not so surprising, Manhattan emerging as the place with the most mega-project activity. In fact, most of the starts on the list, which ranks projects by contract value, are in New York State, although, a few New Jersey projects made the list. So far, no Connecticut starts are on the list, so if you know of any that meet the criteria -- that is, projects that broke ground last year and have a contract value of at least $100 million, do let us know.


We've been busy this year talking with officials and gathering information. This has resulted in one addition to and one subtraction from the list that was published in this blog on Feb. 1. The addition is the $250-million Winter Garden renovation under way in lower Manhattan, and the deletion is the Municipal Solid Waste project in various Brooklyn locations. If we hear of any other changes, we'll be sure to keep you posted.

Below is the updated alphabetical listing of the rankings. Stay tuned for ENR New York's March 11th issue for more details on these and other top starts in the region.

ENR New York's 2012 Top Starts:

1 North 4th Place, Brooklyn, N.Y.

388 Bridge Street Mixed-Use Tower, Brooklyn, N.Y.

400 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y

738 MW Natural Gas Combined Cycle project, West Deptford, N.J.

823 United Nations Plaza mixed-use tower (also called 50 UN Plaza), New York, N.Y.

4610 Center Blvd. East Coast Tower V (Parcel 3) - Queens, N.Y.

Apartment Tower at 56 Leonard Street, New York, N.Y.

Clifton Cloud Connection Center, Clifton, N.J.

Delta Airlines LaGuardia Hub Renovations, Queens, N.Y.

Second Avenue Subway (not East Side Access Project, as mistakenly noted earlier) 96th Street Station, New York, N.Y.

Golisano Children's Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.

Governor’s Island Park & Public Space Phase 1, New York, N.Y.

Hudson Yards Redevelopment, 1st tower, New York, N.Y.

JetBlue JFK International Arrivals Terminal "T5i" Expansion, Queens, N.Y.

Macy’s Herald Sq Renovation, New York, N.Y.

The Modern - 2 Luxury Apartment Towers, Fort Lee, N.J.

Moynihan Station Renovation, Phase 1, New York, N.Y

NYC Trunk Water Main Connections Tunnel Shaft 24B, 25B, 27B, 30B, New York, N.Y.

NYU Health Corridor Building, New York, N.Y.

Panasonic Corporate Headquarters, Newark, N.J.

PSE&G underground transmission initiative, various locations

Second Avenue Subway, Tracks -Traction Power- Signal & Communications, Phase I, New York, N.Y.

Susquehanna-Roseland Power Line project, N.J. portion

The Watershed Condominium Apartment Building, New York, N.Y.

Winter Garden renovation, New York, N.Y.