New York

Adjustments to construction plans on a traffic circle in the upstate New York town of Victor mean the road won't reopen until at least October, according to New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) officials. The project is one of three new roundabouts in the Rochester area.

Demolition is visibly moving along on JP Morgan Chase‘s former 52-story headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, N.Y. Formerly referred to as the Union Carbide Building, the financial company is in the midst of razing the 707-ft.-tall mid-century skyscraper in order to make way for a 1,425-ft.-tall, 2.5-million-sq.

LBX Company LLC recently announced the addition of ESSCO Truck & Equipment as the dealer of Link-Belt hydraulic excavators, material handlers and parts in New York City and New Jersey. ESSCO, which has locations in Staten Island, N.Y., and Farmingdale, N.J., was founded when "we decided to put our hard-earned experience and passion for heavy equipment to work and made a solid investment in our future," according to Carmine Gambacorta, sales director of ESSCO Truck & Equipment.

Steiner Studios, a New York City-based film and TV production studio, has partnered with Dattner Architects in Manhattan to complete a new 500,000-sq.-ft. productions studio at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The new facility will arrive as Steiner Studios' second Brooklyn outpost and its first in the "Made in New York Campus," which is expected to open in 2021.

With passenger numbers and revenues mere fractions of what they were in 2019, airlines and airports are rethinking some of their largest expenditures amid the ongoing pandemic. Specifically, the wide-sweeping billion-dollar renovation projects under way at hubs across the country.

Foundation work is currently taking shape at 150 West 48th Street, the site of a planned 34-story, 974-room hotel in midtown Manhattan's Times Square. It will rank among the largest hotels to debut in the city this decade when complete. The 300,216-sq.-ft.

Recently, the town of Plymouth in Chenango County, N.Y., not far from Norwich, N.Y., took possession of the very first JCB model 150X Tier IV Final excavator to be delivered in North America. Powered by the JCB EcoMax engine, these new excavators boast an enhanced operator environment with a 15 percent larger cab; ease of operation; great efficiencies; ground level access to key service inspection areas; and performance enhancements that have increased the overall capacities of the excavator, according to the manufacturer.

Although only rated as a Category 1 hurricane, Isaias was still a deadly and destructive storm after it made landfall in the United States along the southeast coast of North Carolina on Aug. 3. From there, the storm weakened into a Tropical Storm, but still had enough punch left to inflict significant damage as it roared up the East Coast into the Northeast and New England, bringing with it heavy rains and flooding, and power outages affecting millions and destruction from high winds.

In August, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will begin rehabilitation work on the Rutgers Tube New York City Transit subway tunnel that allows the F Line to run under the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Contracted crews will work to repair systems and components within the tunnel that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, as well as replace other parts that have reached the end of their useful lives.

When approached with the opportunity to purchase Casey's Truck Salvage World in October 2018, Nick Marcezin knew that there could not have been a better plan. Acquiring the Depew, N.Y., company that was founded in the 1960s made perfect sense to him.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced July 24 that construction has begun on a major, multi-faceted project in Westchester County to replace four bridges, renovate another, and convert a large culvert into a small bridge. The project, which includes drainage improvements and the reconstruction of roadways prone to flooding, will enhance safety and improve the region's resiliency during storm events.