Skanska USA has signed a contract with Vornado Realty Trust to construct an additional entrance to New York City’s historic Pennsylvania Station (Penn Station). This contract is worth $119 million which will be included in US order bookings for the second quarter of 2019.
The new “East Entrance,” located on the corner of 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue, will feature a four-story, clear glass canopy that shelters new escalators, a staircase, and an elevator connecting passengers to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and subway corridors below. Skanska’s contract also includes street-level excavation to accommodate the new entrance. This entrance represents a significant step forward in modernizing Penn Station into a vibrant transportation hub.
Since 2017, Skanska has been working to complete a transformation of the James A. Farley Post Office Building into Moynihan Train Hall. In 2016, Skanska completed the expansion of Penn Station’s West End Concourse, which will connect to the new Moynihan Train Hall once construction is completed. Together, these two projects will easing Penn Station’s congestion and improving the passenger experience for its 650,000 daily commuters with brand-new facilities.
Construction is ongoing and will continue through 2020.
Skanska is one of the leading construction and development companies in USA, specializing in building construction, civil infrastructure and developing commercial properties in select U.S. markets. Skanska USA had sales of SEK 67 billion and about 9,000 employees in its operations in 2018.