The Real Deal New York

How Skanska became NYC’s go-to infrastructure builder

Firm's projects include LaGuardia, WTC Transit Hub and Moynihan Station

June 08, 2016 07:01AM
By Kathryn Brenzel

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Clockwise from top left: A rendering of the new LaGuardia Airport, the 7 train station at Hudson Yards, the Oculus at the WTC hub and tunnel construction for the Second Avenue subway

From the June issue: LaGuardia Airport, which last year saw nearly 30 million travelers, is one of the most derided transportation hubs. It’s been compared to a Third World country, criticized for its outdated facilities and relatively puny size. So when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $4 billion redesign last summer, it was considered one of the most important public infrastructure projects in the country. To win the redevelopment competition was a chance to create a city icon and win a plum contract. But at the end of the day, given its scope, only a handful of companies could vie for the project. [more]

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