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builders in the United States and one of building process each step of the way, project at any given stage of construc-
the oldest in Northeast, is a leader in the from construction method analysis and tion,” the company says.
New York City construction industry. It feasibility to project completion.”
has been providing general contracting, About Silverstein
construction management and construc- Universal Capabilities To date, Silverstein Properties has com-
tion consultation for nearly a century. Founded in 1913 by Nathan Picket, Goth- pleted more than $8 billion in transac-
Its markets include healthcare and am Construction is in its third generation tions, developed more than 20 million
educational facilities, hotels, urban com- of leadership. square feet of real estate, and owns and
mercial and retail centers, as well as gov- The company says it has worked on manages over 7 million square feet of
ernment housing and luxury residential virtually all types of construction proj- office and residential space in Manhattan.
high-rise buildings. ects, all of which, it says, were led by its In July 2001, the company carried
“The reputation of Gotham Construc- team of “exceptional executives and out the largest real estate transaction
tion as a first-class builder is on providing project managers. in New York history by acquiring the
quality construction services on time and “Our work as a builder represents a 10-million-square-foot World Trade
within budget, and is the foundation that broad spectrum in terms of size, type, use, Center (WTC). It has committed to the
has secured long-lasting professional rela- location, building systems, materials, tech- redevelopment of the site and down-
tionships with clients, architects, consult- nology and clients,” it says. “The unifying town Manhattan.
ants, engineers and subcontractors,” the factor in all of our projects is our adher- The company opened 7 WTC, a 52-
company says. “Many of these relation- ence to value-engineering, quality budg- story, 1.7 million-square-foot office
ships go back 50 years or more.” eting and our ability to balance fast-track tower located north of the WTC site,
Gotham Construction says it provides construction, cost and superb quality for in May 2006.
clients direct access to an in-house esti- our clients.” According to the Lower Manhattan
mating department, mechanical engineer- In addition, it takes its relationships to Development Corp., rebuilding the
ing department and project managers. the next level. “While Gotham executives WTC is expected to generate $15
“[All of them provide] value-engineering are well-versed and directly involved in billion in total economic output in
for the client’s optimal economic return,” the ever-changing climate of the New York New York City and an average of
it states. “The synergistic relationship be- construction industry, they are equally 8,000 jobs annually for the next
tween Gotham and its clients guides the familiar with the details of each client’s 13 years. ■