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2008 Best of Awards

New York Construction's Best of '08 awards competition recognizes design and construction excellence. Eligible projects were located in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and substantially completed in the past year. An independent jury of industry experts judged a record 268 nominated projects and awarded projects based on entry criteria including project management and client service, safety, design and functionality.

This year's jury included:
Ron Berger, executive director, Subcontractors Trade Association Inc., New York; David Collins, national director of safety & senior vice president of Tishman Construction Corp., New York; Roger Goodhill, project designer, RMJM Hillier, New York; Ken Levien, president, Levien & Company Inc., New York; Lawrence Petretti, president, Hunter Roberts Interiors, New York; and Jeffrey Smalls, president & CEO, Smalls Electrical Construction Inc., Brooklyn.

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Small ProjectMuseum of Modern Art Home Delivery Installation
The Museum of Modern Art launched a $650,000 project involving five prefabricated homes by separate designers constructed in six weeks, located on an open lot adjacent to the museum’s Midtown location. SYSTEM3 house designed by Oskar Leo Kaufmann and Albert Röf of Austria, was complete within seven hours of the materials arriving at the site. The Housing for New Orleans project by Massachusetts Institute of Technology students, required no nails or fasteners. The BURST*008 house by New York architects Jeremy Edmiston and Douglas Gauthier designed the structure to squash like an accordion. The Cellophane House by KieranTimberlake Associates of Philadelphia was the only project created specifically for the show. The Micro Compact Home was designed by Horden Cherry Lee Architects of London, and Haack Höpfner Architects of Munich.
Owner: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Construction Manager: FJ Sciame Construction Co., New York; Architects: BURST*008, SYSTEM3, Cherry Lee Architects, Haack Höpfner Architects, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, KieranTimberlake Associates; Rigging: Budco Enterprises, Hauppage, N.Y; Concrete: Long Island Concrete, LIC, NY; Welding: Maspeth Welding, Maspeth, N.Y.; Steel Fabrication: Burgess Steel Products, Englewood, N.J.; Glass: A&B Glass, Staten Island, N.Y.; Electric: Quantum Electrical Corporation, Long Island City, N.Y.; Wood: Humboldt Woodworking Installations, Brooklyn, N.Y.
New York
F.J. Sciame Construction Co.

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IndustrialNew York Times Press Facility at College Point
After deciding to merge its Queens production facility with an older printing plant in New Jersey, the New York Times expanded the Queens site by 70,000 sq ft, adding a one-story, slab-on-grade addition to the existing building.
Owner: New York Times Co., New York, N.Y.; Owner’s Representative: Gardiner & Theobald, New York, N.Y.; Construction Manager: Turner Construction Co., New York, N.Y.; Architects: Newbury Design Associates, Framingham, Mass., and Dario Designs Inc., Marlboro, Mass.; Electrical Engineer: Flack & Kurtz, New York, N.Y.; Structural Engineer: Speight, Marshall, Francis, PC, Virginia Beach, Va.; Mechanical, Electrical and Energy Engineering: MKK Consulting Engineers, Greenwood Village, Colo.; Geotechnical Engineer: Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, New York, N.Y.; Consulting Engineer:; Thornton-Tomasetti Group, New York, N.Y.; Civil Engineer: Vollmer Associates, New York, N.Y.; Consulting Architect: Polshek Partnership Architects, LLC, New York, N.Y.; Security Consultant: Security Integrator, Paramus, N.J.; Environmental Engineering: Impact Environmental, Bohemia, N.Y.
College Point, N.Y.
Turner Construction

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Renovation/RestorationThe Plaza Hotel
The $400 million renovation of the storied Plaza Hotel in Manhattan was not only a historical preservation but also a dramatic reconfiguration from hotel to a condominium-retail-hotel-hybrid.
Owner: El-Ad Properties, New York, N.Y.; Construction Manager: Tishman Construction, New York, N.Y.; Lead Architect: Costas Kondylis & Partners, New York, N.Y.; Landmark Architect: Walter B. Melvin Architects, New York, N.Y.; Historic Preservation-Exterior: Higgins & Quasebarth, New York, N.Y. ; Interior Design: Gal Nauer Architects, New York, N.Y.; Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk Group, New York, N.Y.; MEP Engineer: Flack & Kurtz, New York, N.Y.; Steel Erector: DCM Erectors, New York, N.Y.; Plumbing: Bass Plumbing & Heating, New York, N.Y.; Electrical: Five Star Electric, Ozone Park, N.Y.; Mechanical: F.W. Sims, West Babylon, N.Y.
New York, N.Y.
Tishman Construction

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Health CareMichael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Construction on the $200 million, 223,000-sq-ft Michael F. Price Center began in October 2004 and finished in January 2008. The five-story center includes more than 40 fully equipped laboratories, a biosafety level 3 laboratory, a 25,000-sq-ft basement vivarium; common spaces to facilitate collaboration; and 107-seat auditorium. The building’s exterior has a Pilkington planar mullionless glass-wall system in the center section and granite on the balance.
Owner: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx; Construction Manager: Tishman Construction Corp., New York ; Owner’s Representative: Granary Associates, New York; Architect: Payette Associates, Boston, Mass.; Structural and Civil Engineer: Weidlinger Associates, Cambridge, Mass.; MEP Consultants: Flack & Kurtz, New York; Concrete Contractor: Interstate Industrial, Clifton, N.J.; Steel Contractor: Empire City Ironworks Specialties Corp., Long Island City, N.Y.; Plumbing: Cardoza Plumbing, Westbury, N.Y.; Electrical: Petrocelli Electric Co., Long Island City, N.Y.; HVAC Contractors: Center Sheet Metal, Bronx, and F.W. Sims, West Babylon, N.Y.; Building Management & Control System: Siemens Building Technologies, Pine Brook, N.J.
Bronx, New York
Tishman Construction Corporation of New York

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OfficeSpector Group Long Island Offices
The architectural firm Spector Group reshaped an existing 9,800 sq-ft dilapidated warehouse into a showcase for its work as well as a practical office space.
Owner/Developer/Construction Manager: CLK Houlihan Parnes, White Plains, N.Y.; Architect: Spector Group, New York, N.Y.; MEP Engineer: Lizardos Engineering, Mineola, N.Y.; Plumbing: Jeffco Plumbing, Farmingdale, N.Y.; Electric: John’s Electric Services, Woodbury, N.Y.; Painting: Landmark Painting & Decorating, Farmingdale, N.Y.; Subcontractor: Rosner Construction, Plainview, N.Y.
Woodbury, N.Y.
Spector Group

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K-12 EducationNorth Shore Hebrew Academy
The $32 million North Shore Hebrew Academy posed the unique challenge of fitting facilities for both a secular and traditional Judaic education not only on the same campus - but under the same roof.
Owner: Lake Success Holdings, c/o Arbor National Commercial Mortgage, Uniondale, N.Y.; Architect: Spector Group, North Hills, N.Y.; Structural Engineer: Office of James Ruderman, New York; Mechanical Engineer: Arthur Metzler & Associates, Manhasset, NY; Civil Engineer/Landscape Architect: Cameron; Engineering & Associates, Syosset, N.Y.; Construction Manager: NSHA Construction, Manhasset, N.Y.; Food Service Consultant: Antico Food Service Designers, Sea Cliff, NY; Technology Consultant: A Technology Solutions, Massapequa, N.Y.
Great Neck, N.Y.
Spector Group

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TransportationHoboken Ferry Terminal and Clock Tower Restoration
Phase two of the $119 million project to restore the Beaux-Arts Hoboken Ferry Terminal was completed in May 2008. Work on the $71 million second phase of the project started in December 2005 and involved recreating the 233-ft-tall historic clock tower, which is now supported by a modern steel frame and clad in aluminum-supported, prefabricated copper sections. The second phase also restored the terminal’s copper-clad, riverfront arches, which were crumbling. Many large sections had fallen into the Hudson River. The final phrase of the overall project, which will reconstruct the ferry passenger concourse, ferry docking barges and ticket offices, is currently out for bid.
Owner: New Jersey Transit Corp., Newark, NJ; Construction Manager: Tishman Construction Corp. of N.J., Newark,N.J; General Contractor: Hall Construction Co. Inc., Howell, N.J.; Designer: STV Group Inc., New York; Architects: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York; Foundation Engineer: Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, New York; Structural Engineer: Gilsanz, Murray, Steficek LLP, Newark, N.J.; Marine Engineer: M.G. McLaren, PC, West Nyack, N.Y.; Lighting Consultant: Light Projects Ltd., New York; Clock Tower Designer: Stantec Corp., New York; Clock Tower Lighting Consultant: Illumination Arts, Bloomfield, N.J.; Terminal and CT Structural Steel: Toral Welding, Jersey City, N.J.; Piles, Foundations, Marine Construction: Simpson & Brown, Cranford, N.J.; Copper Restoration: Schtiller & Plevy, Newark, N.J.; Clock Tower Fabricator/Erector: Campbellsville Industries, Campbellsville, Ky.
Hoboken, New Jersey
Turner Construction Company of New Jersey

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BridgeHamilton Bridge Reconstruction
The Hamilton Bridge, located in lower Manhattan, involved a $55.6 million replacement project where each of the bridge's two spans could not be closed to traffic longer than 64 days. While each of the bridges only spanned 14.3 meters between fenders and measured 12.8 meters wide (which had to be enlarged to 13.4 meters as part of the replacement), each new span would still weigh 600 metric tons. The materials included 380 tons of structural steel, 1,500 cubic meters of concrete, and 51,000 lbs of reinforcing steel. Each span raises to a 74-degree angle, while the roadways are skewed at 56.3 degrees to the channel crossing, the tolerance on the bridge was a mere 15,000th of an inch. The project was completed two days early in the first phase in 2007, and a whole two weeks early for the second phase in 2008.
Owner: New York City Department of Transportation; General Contractor: Kiewit Constructors, Omaha, Neb.; Structural Engineer: Greenman-Pederson, Babylon, NY; Steel and Machinery Engineer: Hardesty and Hanover, New York; Steel Fabricator: Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co., Eau Claire, Wisc.
New York
Kiewit Constructors Inc.

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Civil/Public WorksPort Authority Ferry Terminal at the World Financial Center
The complex, $50 million ferry terminal project at the World Financial Center involved the construction of a 28,160-sq-ft structure on top of an un-level, moving barge to create a permanent, five-slip terminal which more than doubled the size of the stop, which for years had been merely a two-slip temporary barge under a tensile fabric canopy roof.
Owner, Owner’s Representative, Construction Manager, Architect, Structural; Engineer: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Barge Engineering Consultant: McLaren Engineering Group, West Nayak, N.Y.; Pavillion & Canopy Engineering Consultant: Severud Associates, New York, N.Y.; Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: Lakhani & Jordan Engineers, New York, N.Y.; Electronics Engineer: M. Rosenblatt & Son/AMSEC, New York, N.Y.; Civil/Site/Traffic Engineer: Vollmer Associates, New York, N.Y.; General Contractor: Spearin Preston & Burrows, Staten Island, N.Y.; Subcontractor: Turner Construction, New York, N.Y.; Glass Contractor: W&W Glass, Nanuet, N.Y.; Electrical: SJ Electric, New York, N.Y.
New York, N.Y.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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CulturalExperimental Media and Performing Arts Center
The $160 million Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center is a 203,000-sq-ft building that combines four venues: a theater, a concert hall and two studios. The 1,200-seat concert hall was designed as a "ship in a bottle," the "ship" clad in 31,000 sq ft of Western Red Cedar, while the "bottle" is the northern curtain wall, constructed of glycol-filled mullions, extending 100 ft above the slab on grade at the highest point, and 7- by 12-ft glass panels imported from Germany. Connecting the "hull" and the eastern lobby are wooden portals. The foundation, which supports four million pounds of concrete within 4,000 sq ft, is placed on 150 isolation springs, jacked in a sequence to separate the interior slab from the base slab.
Owner: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; Construction Manager: Turner Construction Co., New York; Design Architect: Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners Limited of London; Architect of Record: Davis Brody Bond, New York; MEP and Structural Engineering: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, New York; Geotechnical: Clough, Harbour & Associates, Albany, NY; Acoustic Consultant: Kirkegaard Consultants, Chicago, IL; Theater Consultants: Fisher Dachs Associates, New York; Acoustic Treatments: Adirondack Studios, Argyle, NY
Troy, New York
Turner Construction Company

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