Skanska is to redevelop an iconic New York building into a transport hub in a design and build contract worth £985M.
It is part of an ongoing project to link up the James A. Farley Post Office Building and the adjacent Pennsylvania Station and create the Penn-Farley transportation hub. Skanska has already completed the first phase of the work, which was the expansion and renovation of Pennsylvania Station’s West End Concourse.
The 120,000m² development includes the conversion of the old postal service mail sorting room into the Moynihan Train Hall, which will feature a new glass canopy roof, lift and escalator access to the rail platforms.
Skanska’s contract covers all new structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical works.
“Skanska is grateful for the opportunity to deepen our history of partnership with the State of New York to modernize and expand our transportation infrastructure. We are also proud to partner with Related and Vornado, who have brought together their world-class development teams with our heavy civil and construction management expertise to meet this unique challenge”, said Skanska USA chief executive Anders Danielsson.
Work is will be completed by December 2020.