Four LiRo Projects Honored with ENR NY Regional Awards
Engineering News Record sponsors an annual Best Projects Award Program to honor the best construction projects and the companies that designed and built them in the U.S. Projects compete in 20 specialized categories. Starting at the regional level, entries are judged by independent juries of industry leaders using criteria including innovation, teamwork, and safety. Projects that are deemed best in category are automatically entered into the national competition.
LiRo was Construction Manager for the following four projects that were recognized in the 2018 ENR New York Regional Competition:
Best Project – Renovation/Restoration: Niagara Falls State Park Rehabilitation (Client: Dormitory Authority of the State of New York). This project has rejuvenated the natural setting of one of the world's natural wonders. Dozens of phased construction contracts, cumulatively valued at more than $70 million, were completed at the 400-acre site over five years. The program has complemented stunning natural beauty with the construction of safe and scenic passageways, vistas, and attractions.
Award of Merit – Culture/Worship: Irish Hunger Memorial Renovation (Client: Battery Park City Authority). The Memorial was conceived of and designed by artist Brian Tolle and intended to be a contemplative space devoted to raising awareness of the Great Irish Hunger and Migration of 1845 – 1852, as well as present-day hunger worldwide. Over the years, it had deteriorated due to water infiltration. The project restored the monument to its former magnificence while rendering it significantly less susceptible to future weather damage.
Award of Merit – Higher Education/Research: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo (Client: State University Construction Fund). At 628,000 sf, this is the largest recently constructed medical education building in the United States, and the largest new building to have been erected in downtown Buffalo in decades. The construction had many challenges due to its location on a tight urban site directly over an operational subway station, as well as its close proximity to another large construction project. The eight-story building is a LEED Gold candidate.
Award of Merit – Landscape/Urban Development: Hunters Point South Infrastructure & Waterfront Park Phase II (Client: New York City Economic Development Corporation). The 30-acre Hunters Point industrial site has undergone extensive redevelopment that will transform it into a vibrant, sustainable residential community and urban retreat. Continuing on the landscape work of Phase I, this project created two new passive use parks and a dramatic pedestrian bridge on 15-acres of the larger site. In addition to extensive shoreline reconstruction and revetments, over 500 trees, 9,500 shrubs, and 25,000 sf of lawn were planted.