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Old 07-24-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Default Important construction projects currently under construction in the U.S.

Shephard's flat project
Arlington Oregon
$2 billion
completed 2012
845 mw (power 235,000 homes)
largest wind farm in the world once completed

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4...lewindfarm.jpg

Blythe solar power project
Riverside county, California
$6 billion
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

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5073/blythsolar2.jpg

Devon Energy Tower
Oklahoma city, Oklahoma
$750 million
2012
850 feet
Tallest building in Oklahoma and tallest building under construction in the U.S. outside of New York and Chicago

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9...29364e97eb.jpg

One World Trade Center
New York City, New York
$3.1 billion
January 2014
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.

http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/3...1a73c1e6db.jpg

Cape Wind Project
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
$2.5 billion
~2014
468 mw
First offshore wind farm outside of Europe and China.

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7...54b4617028.jpg

California High Speed Rail
Sacramento to San Diego
~$45 billion
Construction begins September 2012
220 m.p.h.
First 200MPH+ HSR network outside of Europe and Asia.

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/648...ation3smal.jpg

Spaceport America
Sierra County, New Mexico
$212 million
Construction ends late 2011 to early 2012
World's first purpose-built commercial spaceport

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6...icaconcept.jpg

NextGen Air Traffic Control System
Nationwide
~$20 billion
Implemented between 2012 and 2025
Replaces the current radar-based air traffic control system with a GPS-based system.

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1...afficcontr.jpg

Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4 projects
Waynesboro, Georgia
$14.5 billion
Construction ends 2016
First nuclear reactors under construction in the U.S. for 30 years

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/833...nstruction.jpg

New San Francisco-Oakland bay bridge (Eastern replacement)
Oakland and San Francisco
$6.3 billion
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.

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/8382/sfobbdv.jpg

Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (Orion)
Nasa
$3.5 billion
Scheduled launch for 2016 on SLS (Also debuting in 2016)
Envisioned in the NASA Authorization Act of 2010 to replace NASA's space shuttle fleet

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/153...systemtest.jpg

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Old 07-24-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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awesome list of projects. thanks for that +1
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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wow, some of those were awsome!

I'm happy when I see things like that taking place in America, and not Asia/Europe/Middle East!
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Great projects!

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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Old 07-24-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Army Corps of Engineers finally upgraded the storm protection systems and infrastructure in New Orleans and South Louisiana and our coastline. Little too late..
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Too late, but at least it's being done now.
The city did not die, but this will help it live.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:52 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Here some Northeastern projects...

East Side Access Project
Cost 6 Billion $$$
Serves : Long Island Railroad
Connects : Main line to Grand Central Station
Completion Date : 2016

Projected Usage : 180-200,000


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The Sunnyside TBMs

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5171/5538182464_fa38c41d56_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benyankee/5538182464/ - broken link)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benyankee/5538182464/ - broken link) by bkabak (http://www.flickr.com/people/benyankee/ - broken link), on Flickr

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Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benyankee/5538163600/ - broken link) by bkabak (http://www.flickr.com/people/benyankee/ - broken link), on Flickr

Manhattan Tunnels

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5257/5420767392_bd7d68f392_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fl_photography/5420767392/ - broken link)
Tunnel EB4-East Side Access (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fl_photography/5420767392/ - broken link) by FLPhotography (http://www.flickr.com/people/fl_photography/ - broken link), on Flickr



Lackawanna Railway
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

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-_IMG_1552.JPG

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f4/Lackawanna_Cut-Off_Construction_at_Route_605-Apr_4_2011.JPG/800px-Lackawanna_Cut-Off_Construction_at_Route_605-Apr_4_2011.JPG (broken link)

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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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Mind The Gap - #26 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61648752@N04/5703805096/ - broken link) by Patrick DB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61648752@N04/ - broken link), on Flickr

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Wiehle Ave Metro Station Construction, Reston (http://www.flickr.com/photos/penguinef/5700489063/ - broken link) by penguinef (http://www.flickr.com/people/penguinef/ - broken link), on Flickr

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P3291364 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfyurasko/5573961794/ - broken link) by wfyurasko (http://www.flickr.com/people/wfyurasko/ - broken link), on Flickr

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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Default Atlanta Beltline

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.

http://www.beltline.org/Portals/26/Images/img_mapOverview.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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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)



‪Transbay Transit Center Animation‬‏ - YouTube
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Cleveland has a few:

Great Lakes To Get Great Big Wind Turbines

Great Lakes To Get Great Big Wind Turbines

http://www.consumerenergyreport.com/...d-turbines.jpg



3-Mile Tunnel under Lake Erie:

Deep underground Cleveland tunnel, including segment under Lake Erie, will cost $198 million, but help clean up pollution | cleveland.com

http://media.cleveland.com/metro/pho...3257-large.jpg



Two new Innerbelt Bridges

Work on new Inner Belt Bridge in Cleveland set to begin this week | cleveland.com

http://www.ohioenvironmentallawblog....t%20bridge.jpg



Cleveland Hopkins Airport $1.6 Billion expansion and renovations

inter airport Europe 2011 - 18th International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services

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