October 27, 2005
Ratner Reveals Details of Unprecedented $182 Million Rail Yard Move
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
by Raanan Geberer
The contract for rennovation of the MTA railyards was awarded to African American-owned contstuction firm, McKissack and McKissack. McKissack also holds the $700K contract to complete the pre-construction phase of the project.
The press conference was held at Rev. Daughtry's House of the Lord Church. Rev. Daghtry and Assemblyman Roger Green tied the event to the passing of Rosa Parks, a civil rights icon who, during her life was sensitive about being tied to everyone's message.
McKissack has previous experience with railroad projects and describes itself as the oldest minority-owned professional design and construction firm in the nation.
NoLandGrab: FCRC is touting a win-win-win for African Americans, the MTA and FCRC meanwhile the MTA never requested these renovations.
Posted by lumi at October 27, 2005 7:08 AM