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Rendering of the 124-125 White Street jail (Courtesy of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice; iStock)

City moves forward with first design-build contracts

Nearly a year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law granting it design-build authority, the city’s Department of Design...

City moves forward with first design-build contracts
Steve Morriss, AECOM's Group President of Design and Consulting Services in the Americas, and Riker's Island (Credit: Wikipedia)

City taps AECOM to lead replacement
of Rikers

The city has tapped a joint venture led by AECOM to oversee the development of four new correctional facilities...

City taps AECOM to lead replacement
of Rikers
City considers opening new jail downtown

City considers opening new jail downtown

A massive new jail could be on its way to Lower Manhattan as part of the city’s plan to shutter Rikers Island. The jail would rise at 80 Centre Street, which currently houses the...

City considers opening new jail downtown
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It’s official: City vows to close Rikers

Mayor de Blasio vowed yesterday at a news conference in the City Hall rotunda to close Rikers Island within a decade....

It’s official: City vows to close Rikers

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