New York group taps Skanska for Staten Island park project

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) will pay Skanska US$135 million to renovate a waterfront park and pier in Staten Island, US.

A rendering of the future St. George Esplanade. A rendering of the future St. George Esplanade in Staten Island, New York, US.

The project is part of the NYCEDC’s Staten Island North Shore Action Plan, a US$400 million dollar initiative to improve a two-mile waterfront esplanade from the neighbourhoods of Stapleton, Tompkinsville and St. George.

According to Skanska, the company will reconstruct the esplanade and shoreline and make improvements to pedestrian and bike paths.

Skanska will also build a new 40000 square-ft (3700 square-m) state Department of Transportation Dock Builders facility that will consist of “all elements related to the creation of a permanent pier, including an office building, storage facility, and bulkhead,” said Chris McKniff, Skanska’s Northeast US communications director.

Landscaping and structure removal is also planned. At the time of writing, specifics on the construction methods or materials to be used for the project had not been disclosed.

“Bit early in the game to discuss the processes and tech,” noted McKniff. “We will have more of that information a little further down the road and closer to when we will begin work.”

Skanska estimated a start date of August 2024 and completion date of late 2026.


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