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For Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom, only the best would do in its new Manhattan location at the base of the Central Park Tower on 57th St. and Broadway. Visitors are greeted by a wavy, transparent glass curtain wall leading into seven stories and 320,000 square feet of unparalleled luxury shopping space.
Union carpenters proudly produced this gem with contractors including Eclipse Contracting, DGC Capital Contracting, Fitwell Interiors, Reiken Construction Management, Creative Installations, O’Kane Enterprises, R&J Installations, Alliance Store Fixtures, George V. Devito Master Carpenter, Bussola & Ralph USA, T.A.B. Storeforce, Guilianno Innovation, Interior Installation Services, ON Location, Bella Flooring, Metro Flooring, Commercial Flooring Management, MidhattanWoodworking, National Retail Installation, Rein’s Midwest Shelving, Empire Architectural Metal & Glass, Oz Door Service, TopRock Interiors, Techno Acoustics Holdings, Paz Interiors, Samap USA, Turnkey Installation, Modernold Styles, Pinnacle Industries and Component Assembly Systems.
Led by the Skanska-Kiewit-Ecco III joint venture on Phase 1 and Granite Construction Northeast on Phase 2, this $873 million project to replace the aging Kosciuszko Bridge that connects Brooklyn and Queens was completed on-budget and four years ahead of schedule with union carpenters and contractors. Other contractors on this job include Perfetto Contracting, Structural Services Inc., Case Foundation, and Hayward Baker.
The TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport
The historic TWA terminal at JFK Airport is once again open for business after a complete redesign and renovation as a hotel. The new design is inspired by the 1960s space-age futurism, paying homage to the building’s golden era. This development features union-made luxury interiors and a stunning natural-light lounge with floor to ceiling windows. Contractors on this project include Wood Pro 2 Installers, Inc., Oxford Electronics, Inc., Sorbara Construction Corp., and Consolidated Carpet working with the New York City District Council of Carpenters.
The New York Proton Center
New York's very first proton treatment center opened in 2019 in East Harlem. Millwrights from Local Union 740 of the New York City District Council of Carpenters, working with Bay Crane, did the critical alignments with an unparalleled level of precision for this cutting-edge cancer treatment facility. Union contractors also worked on the drywall, interiors, and furniture installation for this project. Contractors on this project include Island Acoustics, J D'Annunzio & Sons Inc., Ari Products Inc., Permadur Industries Inc., American Wood Installers, Consolidated Carpet, Advanced Scaffold Services, Bay Crane Service, Horizon Contracting, National Furniture Installer, and Wood Pro 2 Installers.
The MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art
The museum's new internal structure will feature a new 30,000 square foot gallery and a re-imagined layout meant to create a more accessible, inclusive experience for visitors. This $450 million project also extended the museum’s historic Bauhaus stairs and added a first-floor lounge. The museum’s makeover has been received very positively since it reopened in October of 2019. Union contractors Wood Pro 2 Installers, Sherland & Farrington, Inc., Consolidated Carpet, National Acoustics, and Kay & Sons worked on this renovation with The New York City District Council of Carpenters.
Union carpenters are proud to have worked on the Fisher Houses project in the Bronx. Since 2019, these homes have provided free lodging for military families of patients at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. Guests can form a community at Fisher Houses, helping each other through difficult times. Pyramid Floor Covering Inc., Rivco Construction LLC, and Ruttura and Sons Construction were on this job with the New York City District Council of Carpenters.
Construction at 138 Willoughby Street, also known as Brooklyn Point, is nearing completion. This 68-story, 720-foot-tall skyscraper will be the tallest tower in the borough. Union contractors Universal Builders Supply Inc., Safway Atlantic, Insulation Contractors Inc., R&J Construction Corp., and Urban Foundation/Engineering are working with the New York City District Council of Carpenters to put the finishing touches and this addition to our skyline.
Bayonne Bridge Renovation
This ambitious union-built project elevated the bridge's deck by 64 feet to accommodate modern cargo ships. A brand-new bike and pedestrian lane were also added. Union carpenters worked with contractors Ferreira Construction Company, Skanska/Koch/Kiewit JV, and American Pile and Foundation on this critical upgrade to our region’s infrastructure.
School Construction Authority
For more than a decade, school construction in existing buildings has been performed by all-union labor and contractors. Taxpayers have saved hundreds of millions of dollars. And NYC’s classrooms are no longer falling apart. Our partnership with the School Construction Authority through two mayors and three multi-billion dollar capital plans is a testament to the confidence that owners of major projects have in our ability to deliver quality, safety and on-time, cost-effective work. Pictured here is PS 211 in Corona, Queens. Subcontractors on this job include R&J Installations, Wellington Sales & Installations, Personal Touch Installations, International Blind Contractor, OGEE Construction, Modernfold/Styles, Farley Sales-Installations, Elite Floors, Nu-Tech Furnishings, J & A Concrete, Lif Industries, Hailey Insulation, Island Acoustics, Darcon Construction, Soil Solutions of NY, York Scaffold Equipment.
The House by Handel Architects project at the Cornell Tech site
The House at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island is a Passive House with an ultra-low energy certification and 352 apartments for students and faculty. Union carpenters worked with contractors including Anchormen Construction for the foundation, SBF Contracting for the concrete superstructure, Exterior Erecting Services and Duggan & Marcon for exterior wall panels, Woodworks Construction for interior finishes, and Re:Source New Jersey for flooring.
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Trevcon Construction Company and Local Union 1556 working on a new pier at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This $80,000,000 reconstruction of Pier C will serve as the new city-wide ferry service home port in New York City.
One Manhattan Square
Extell Development’s 80-story tower at One Manhattan Square includes 1.2 million square feet of space, 815 residences and stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and city skyline. Lendlease Construction is the general contractor with union carpenters employed by R&J Construction, All Craft Fabricators, Civetta Cousins, Pyramid Flooring, Art Woodwork, Safeway Atlantic, Component Assembly, Hayward Baker, Pinnacle Industries, Elite Floors, and Nets That Work. http://onemanhattansquare.com/
NYC District Council of Carpenters Volunteers - Rebuilding Puerto Rico
Heart 9/11 (Healing Emergency Aid Response Team 9/11) has been sending volunteer teams to assist in rebuilding communities throughout Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria’s devastation. Union carpenters from the NYC District Council of Carpenters have worked together with local first responders to assist in rebuilding homes, repairing roofs and restoring communities throughout the island.
GREATER NEW YORK FLOOR COVERERS AND FRANCIS J.P. MCHALE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
For more than 30 years, the Greater New York Floor Coverers Industry Promotional Fund Scholarship Award and the Francis J.P. McHale Scholarship Award have helped deserving young men and women pursue their higher education and career aspirations.
FRIENDS OF ST. DOMINIC'S
We were proud to support the 2020 Business and Labor Awards Dinner, which raised $1.6 million for Saint Dominic’s Family Services, and which honored NYC District Council of Carpenters VP Michael Cavanaugh with the Francis J.P. McHale Memorial Award! This 142-year old organization is committed to educational and social services in the Bronx, Rockland and Orange Counties. To learn more about the organization, and how you can support it, visit their website at http://www.sdfs.org.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, GREATER NEW YORK COUNCILS
The Construction and Transportation Good Scout Award Luncheon benefits an American institution -- the Boy Scouts of America. Union carpenters and contractors have been proud to support this event for more than 60 years, including on November 4, 2020, when John DeLollis, Executive Director, Association of Wall Ceiling & Carpentry Industries, was among the honorees.
Brookfield Properties is developing this 7 million square feet mixed use project that includes offices, housing, a hotel, retail and a public plaza built over rail lines. Union carpenters and contractors are now working on this $4.5 billion project in the Hudson Yards neighborhood.
New York City District Council of Carpenters Kids Workshops
Carpenters Kids Workshops are sponsored periodically throughout the year by the Carpenters Training Center. Our instructors cater these fun and educational events to elementary and middle school age children, with light building and assembly projects to introduce youth to carpentry skills.
Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors
The New York City District Council of Carpenters partnered with Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors for its 5th annual Charity Golf Outing to provide suitable living arrangements for returning veterans. This year, the charity event raised $325,000, bringing the total donated to $1,000,000 over the past five years.
InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel
This gem of east midtown Manhattan hotels recently underwent a $175 million renovation that recreates its original 1926 luster. Cord Contracting Co. and a team of union carpenters were proud to rebuild the lobby, ballrooms and 700 guest room interiors.
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TF Cornerstone is developing this 42 story, 1.2 million square feet residential rental building, which includes more than 200 affordable housing units, on Manhattan's west side. Winco Corporation, a WBE, is building the concrete superstructure with union concrete carpenters.