Congratulations to the Skanska UK team working on Network Rail’s Great North Rail Project, who were involved in lifting the final eye-catching piece onto the Ordsall Chord in Manchester this week. A steel cascade weighing 40 tonnes, was installed during the early hours of Sunday 6 August, with the second cascade being lifted into position on Monday 14 August, completing the last part of the UK’s first network arch bridge. This piece of work brings the project another step closer to opening a vital link that will improve rail journeys for people across the north of England. You can read more http://bit.ly/2v3NO51http://bit.ly/2i6UYEa
How do you create the workplaces and homes of peoples dreams? Charles Leatherbee, EVP of Skanska USA Commercial Development, shares his views on what office and residential tenants in Boston, USA want based on his experience, and how our developments are delivering on this. https://lnkd.in/ed_Wv7e
Yesterday, as part of our Kosciuszko Bridge Phase 1 project in New York, the main span of the former K Bridge was lowered by our team onto two barges and taken away as part of an overall New York State Department of Transportation project to replace the Kosciuszko Bridge with two new state-of-the-art, cable-stayed bridges. The main span is 90 meters long, 30 meters wide, and 15 meters tall at its highest point, weighing almost 5 million pounds. Steel cables were used to lower the span approximately 40 meters – an estimated 6 meters per hour – onto the two barges lashed together in the Newtown Creek. As part of Phase 1 we also built the first new bridge, which opened to traffic in April.
Got green fingers? Then you’ll be amazed by the South Park feature gardens in London where over 60,000 plants and bulbs grow. Sourced from all over the world and grown in a nursery for over a year prior to planting on site, the gardens stretch for half a mile. Back in 2012, our team transformed a former industrial site to create these 100 hectares of parklands which today celebrate centuries of British passion for gardens and plants.
Surfs up. New Yorkers can escape the last of the summer heat at the newly opened 5.5 miles of boardwalk at Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York City.
Destroyed during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the new boardwalk which we helped create serves as a testament to the resilience of New Yorkers.