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Marathon concrete pour at new ‘superblockʼ development

CNY, acting on behalf of developers BRP Companies and Goldman Sachs, announced a milestone at The Crossing at Jamaica Station: a concrete pour for foundations of the Queens project’s 30-story residential high rise and slab on grade for 25,000 s/f of ground floor retail.

The transit-oriented development (TOD) located at Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard, is heralded as an important part of Greater Jamaica’s revitalization.

CNY is providing Construction Management at Risk services for the project.

During the 16-hour event, approximately 2,500 cubic yards of concrete were poured, delivered by 280 trucks dispatched from two Queens-based plants, City Transit and Casa.

Six chutes were set up on 147th and 148th Streets with two pump trucks positioned on both the west and east sides of the site.

“This pour marks a significant progression in construction,” said Dennis Prude, executive vice president, Field Operations of CNY Group, “It sets the stage for erection of a giant tower crane that will be situated onsite in about 10 weeks’ time.
“Complicating the pour, is that it took place in a 24/7 busy urban environment — it is literally adjacent to an active parking garage, multiple retail stores, and between the LIRR and three MTA subway lines.”

To ensure safety and oversight, BRP Companies and CNY worked with local authorities and entities to gain their support and assistance during the process, including the FDNY, police and the Community Board.

A superblock development, The Crossing at Jamaica Station features a 30-story, 539-unit rental high rise, and a 14-story, 140-unit affordable housing mid-rise, parking for 176 vehicles and 25,000 s/f of ground floor retail.

Designed by FXFOWLE Architects, the project is seeking to achieve a minimum LEED Silver certification. CNY is engaging MWBE trades which, in turn, will hire locally-based workers.

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