Our annual ranking of the tristate region's largest projects to break ground last year is shaping up. The list shows that the majority of projects in the region to break ground in 2012 are based in New York City and there seems to be a lot of residential tower construction under way.

We are in the process of confirming the specifics about these projects and, as other contenders arise, comparing our list against those. When completed, ENR New York will publish the top-25 projects by contract values in the March 11th issue.

Until then, however, the alphabetical listing below shows those in the running. Please note that we limit the list to the 25 largest by contract value, and so it is possible that a project could be knocked off this list if we hear of and confirm another with an even larger contract value. If and when this happens, we'll repost the list below with the new project, so consider this only a preliminary ranking and be sure to read our March 11th issue for the final results.

Also, if you think we've missed a project that qualifies for the ranking—that is, it broke ground in the tristate region in 2012 and has begun substantial construction—please do let us know. Send an e-mail to ENRNY@mcgraw-hill.com with the details and "Top Starts Nominee" in the subject line; include project name, location, contract value and date of ground breaking. Also include your name, company and phone number.

Our March 11th issue will provide more details on 2012's top starts as well as a story about this year's Owner of the Year—the team of Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group, which began work on the Hudson Yards Redevelopment's $842.3-million first tower last December. (See the Jan. 25 Construction Central blog post with further details on this.)

Read on for a quick look at the region's alphabetically listed top 25 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, 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.

East Side Access Project, 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

Municipal Solid Waste facilities, various locations in Brooklyn, 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.