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Working atop the Empire State Building

Working atop the Empire State Building

The Wall Street Journal writes about our team’s incredible work replacing the 84-year-old windows lining the Empire State Building’s mooring mast, which runs between the 90th and 101st floors, above the main observation deck.

Grand plans for LaGuardia Airport

Grand plans for LaGuardia Airport

Vice President Joe Biden joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in Manhattan last week to unveil Cuomo’s transformative vision for LaGuardia Airport: it unites LaGuardia’s disconnected terminals into a structurally unified main terminal. The first phase is the replacement of the current Central Terminal Building, which is being procured through a public-private partnership for which Skanska’s LaGuardia Gateway Partners consortium has been chosen as preferred bidder. The second phase is another major terminal project.

$463 million in contract awards: New York, South Carolina and Florida

$463 million in contract awards: New York, South Carolina and Florida

We’ve signed a $255 million contract to build the new CPV Valley Energy Center in Wawayanda, N.Y. Along with that, we secured an $87 million amendment to our contract to build Boeing’s Commercial Airplane Decorative Paint Facility in Charleston, S.C.; a $61 million contract to expand the Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y.; and a $60 million supplemental contract for our Tampa International Airport renovation and expansion project in Florida.

Nick Culver promoted to New York preconstruction director

Nick Culver promoted to New York preconstruction director

USA Building has promoted Nick Culver to Metro New York preconstruction director. A 14-year Skanska employee, he has been the preconstruction lead or the lead architectural estimator on more than $1 billion of awarded projects over the last three-and-a-half years.

United Nations wins Skanska’s global Building Project of the Year award

United Nations wins Skanska’s global Building Project of the Year award

Our team’s amazing work leading the $1.7 billion, 2.7 million-square-foot retrofit of United Nations’ landmark New York City headquarters has achieved a global Skanska honor: Project of the Year in the Building category. Skanska’s strong ethics and values helped us win and successfully deliver this project.

Our largest new power plant project comes to life

Our largest new power plant project comes to life

After two-and-a-half years of work, our Newark Energy Center project recently rumbled to life and began briefly producing electricity for the first time, following our team bringing online the first of the natural gas-fired turbines during the start-up process. This milestone is especially significant because of what this $389 million joint venture project represents to Skanska: with a 655 megawatt capacity, this is the largest power plant we’ve built in the U.S., and we’re delivering it via an engineer-procure-construct contract, giving us greater responsibilities than we’ve had on past power projects.

New USA Commercial Development chief financial officer

New USA Commercial Development chief financial officer

USA Commercial Development has promoted Axel Wingard to chief financial officer. Wingard began his career with Skanska Sweden in 2008 before joining CDUS in 2010. He most recently served as finance director, responsible for controlling and reporting.

$184 million of contract awards in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas

$184 million of contract awards in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas

We secured a $70 million contract to restore New York City bridges damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, a $49 million contract to renovate a Philadelphia residential tower, and a $65 million contract to expand a central Texas hospital.

Remaking an engineering marvel for modern times

Remaking an engineering marvel for modern times

Our joint venture is well underway with its work to raise by 40 percent the height of the Bayonne Bridge’s road deck to enable taller cargo container ships to pass below to reach the Port of New York and New Jersey. In this complex operation, the old roadway on this 83-year-old steel arch bridge is being removed as the new roadway is being assembled – all while traffic is being maintained. Click below for a video and accompanying news article.

$431 million in new contract awards

$431 million in new contract awards

We’ve recently signed $431 million in new contracts, including $136 million for our share of a previously announced research and development facility being done in a joint venture; $96 million for the 12-story Brooklyn Health Center in New York City; and $92 million for a 301,000-square-foot office building in Boston. Additionally, two projects worth a combined $161 million have been cancelled.