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New York Starts Process to Build Four New Jail Towers

Infra News - Published on Fri, 21 Feb 2020

Image Source: Rikers Island Detention Complex
The New York City Department of Design and Construction has moved to the RFQ stage in its USD 8 billion plan to replace the Rikers Island detention complex with four jail towers. DDC Commissioner Lorraine Grillo said “In evaluating responses from firms that want to contract with us, DDC will emphasise a proven history of exceptional performance along with good labour relations and the ability to meet important diversity goals, while seeking innovative designs for buildings that will become civic assets in the years to come.”

The DDC is asking firms to submit a statement of qualifications, after which it will create a shortlist of firms that will be able to respond to a request for proposals, after which up to three design-and-build teams will be selected to compete for seven projects. These short-listed teams will then compete for the contracts to execute the needed work, which includes the demolition of two jails in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the construction of a temporary processing facility in Manhattan, and the design and construction of the four towers.

The new jails, to be built in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, will be designed to house a combined 3,000 people. Each is expected to cost USD 1 billion to build.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 21 Feb 2020
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