May 16, 2020

[SLIDESHOW] A glimpse into the future: The New York skyline, 2018

New York Construction
City Construction
US Construction
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Admin
1 min
A portion of New York's skyline, looking north up Manhattan, onto Central Park South, featuring computer renderings of new high-rise buildings scheduled for completion by 2018.
New Yorks skyline is changing. In fact, by 2018 it could be almost unrecognizable. Among the new skyscrapers decorating the sky over Manhattan is the Mo...

New York’s skyline is changing. In fact, by 2018 it could be almost unrecognizable. Among the new skyscrapers decorating the sky over Manhattan is the MoMa tower, One Vanderbilt, Extell’s Nordstrom Tower and Vornando Tower.

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French architect Jean Nouvel designed the MoMa Tower. The building will stand amid several other Midtown-area projects that are slated for completion in 2018.

Other major construction projects include One Vanderbilt, 53 West 53rd Street, 432 Park Avenue, 225 West 57th Street and 111 West 57th Street, all scheduled for completion by 2018 also.

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Finally construction at Central Park South and West is also expected to be finished in the next three years, the development includs new buildings such as Extell's Nordstrom Tower, or 225 West 57th Street, which is expected to stand 1,775 feet tall. Also visible next to it is Vornado's 220 Central Park South, which will rise over 900 feet.

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Jun 15, 2021

Skanska secures $84m Portland Airport upgrade contract

Skanska
Hoffman
Airports
Infrastructure
Dominic Ellis
2 min
Skanska Hoffman joint venture wins Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure

A Skanska Hoffman Construction Company joint venture has signed a contract amendment with the Port of Portland for improvements to the Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Skanska's share of the contract amendment is worth US$84M, which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter.

The amendment includes work on the Terminal Core Expansion project, comprising structural, mechanical and electrical work and enclosure. Construction is underway and scheduled for completion by 2025.

With annual travelers expected to climb to 33 million by 2045, the Terminal Core Redevelopment project is a vital expansion that ensures PDX will be able to serve the community well into the future.

Hoffman will install a new 9-acre large-span roofing system over the entire terminal core complex, build a 150-foot multi-floor addition between Concourses C and D, and add new pre- and post-security concessions.

The renovated passenger entry terminal will double the size of the current ticketing and lobby area when it opens in 2025. It is also replacing 16 old passenger boarding bridges plus equipment throughout the PDX concourses. Gate count is critical for PDX operation, so the team must coordinate with each airline to replace one bridge at a time. In addition, Hoffman is rebuilding and enlarging Concourse B. The project is targeting LEED Gold. 

Skanska USA recorded sales of SEK66 billion in 2020 and has about 7,600 employees in its operations.

In other recent developments:

  • Skanska has sold an elderly care home in Sollentuna outside Stockholm, for about SEK280M, to Altura and lease agreements have previously been signed with Nytida and Vardaga. 
     
  • The group has also divested a residential project consisting of rental apartments, senior apartments and a home for people with special needs in Malmö, to Bantorget Hyresbostäder for SEK300M.
     
  • Skanska has joined the climate initiative Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) that gathers countries and leading companies committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement.
     
  • Skanska has, through Cementation Skanska, signed a contract with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture for major piling works for the London Tunnels section on the HS2 high speed railway.

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