Important construction projects currently under construction in the U.S. (2014, homes)
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Blythe solar power project
Riverside county, California
entire project completed 2016
1,000 mw (more than double the nation's combined current solar electricity production capacity) largest solar power plant in the world once completed
One World Trade Center
New York City, New York
1,776 feet Tallest building in the U.S. and the western hemisphere once completed.Also tallest all-office building and 5th tallest building in the world.
New San Francisco-Oakland bay bridge (Eastern replacement)
Oakland and San Francisco
Opens for traffic in 2013 Once completed will break 12 world bridge records including longest single span of a self-anchored suspension bridge and most expensive bridge as well as becoming the first in five areas including the first suspension bridge with no connection between deck and tower.
Out of the list, which there are some extremely impressive ones, I am most happy about OKC. If there was any city left of a deserving signature tower, it's Oklahoma City. It really adds to OKC's rather boring skyline. Happy to see it almost finished.
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Cost : 30 Million (phase 1 to Andover) , 1 Billion to Binghamton,NY
Serves : Lackawanna line , and Future Amtrak Lackawanna Express
Connects : Lackawanna line to Morristown line
Completion Date : 2013 (phase 1) and 2025 to Binghamton Projected Usage : 4,000 Phase 1 , 40,000 Phase 2
DC Metro Silver Line
Cost : 900 Million $
Serves : DC Metro Silver line
Completion Date : 2013 Phase 1 , and 2016 Phase 2
Projected Ridership 76,000 Phase 1 , and 120,000 phase 2
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The Atlanta Beltline is a project to turn a 22 mile mostly abandond railroad loop around the urban core of atlanta into a tails with transit and new parks for the city. This will connect many neighborhoods that were very hard to get between befor.
Transbay Transit Terminal San Francisco, California
(The Grand Central Station of the West)
Construction: August 2010 through 2017
Cost: ~ $4.2 Billion
Linking 11 Local and State transit systems.
Includes 1,200 foot tower (tallest on the West Coast)
Includes California High Speed Rail (San Francisco Terminus)
Will accomodate more than 100,000 passengers per day (estimated 45 million per year)
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