When Gannett Fleming’s founders opened the doors of their new firm in 1915, they had a dream of advancing America’s infrastructure during one of the country’s most exciting times in urban development. Their efforts marked the beginning of a multidisciplinary infrastructure firm still improving communities around the globe more than 100 years later.
Recently the American Society of Civil Engineers Metropolitan Section (ASCE Met Section) recognized Gannett Fleming with their Centennial Award, an award that honors organizations that have helped in shaping New York for generations.
“Gannett Fleming places a special emphasis on New York, where it has been on the front lines of world-class infrastructure systems,” said Jim Laurita, PE, Gannett Fleming senior vice president. “As part of our commitment to our New York clients, Gannett Fleming employees continue to be active members of the ASCE Met Section, affirming their passion for knowledge sharing, continuous learning, and bridging the gap between today’s leaders and future generations.”
Many marquee New York projects over the past 60 years have Gannett Fleming’s imprint, including:
- Design of the $50 million replacement of the Belt Parkway Bridge over Ocean Parkway for the New York City Department of Transportation —named ASCE Met Section Project of the Year in 2005
- Design of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) New York City Transit’s Grand Avenue Bus Depot and Central Maintenance Facility — the city’s first green bus facility
- Construction management as part of a $1.5 billion project with Michael Baker International and APTIM to grow the wet weather processing capacity of Brooklyn’s Newtown Creek Wastewater Pollution Control Plant — more than doubled handling, from 310 to 720 million gallons per day
- Program management, preliminary design, and final environmental impact study for the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) $2 billion Third Track project — part of the Gannett Fleming-AECOM Rail Road Expansion Partnership
- Station design as part of the LIRR’s $80 million Enhanced Station Initiative, in partnership with the builder, a Citnalta-Scalamandre joint venture — improved passenger experience for 35,000 riders daily.