Swedish contractor to turn famous New York post office into train hub

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Global Construction Review: Swedish contractor Skanska has signed a contract with Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) and developers Related Companies and Vornado Realty Trust to rehabilitate the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building in New York City. The design-build contract is worth $1.26bn which will be included in the US order bookings for the second quarter 2017.

The renovated Farley Building will include the new, 24,000-square-meter (255,000-square-foot) Moynihan Train Hall (pictured), a dramatic conversion of an original, century-old U.S. Postal Service mail sorting room.

Featuring a new glass canopy roof, as well as elevator and escalator access to all platforms serving the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak, the Train Hall will improve access for Pennsylvania (Penn) Station’s 650,000 estimated daily rail customers.  Read more.

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