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White Plains boom: 7 building projects that are taking shape

The Journal News, Richard Liebson, June 1, 2017

 

Bulldozers pushing mountains of earth, cranes whirring as they lift steel beams, jackhammers breaking pavement and all sorts of power tools screeching through various tasks.

Call it the symphony of a building boom.

Drive around the city these days and you're sure to spot hard-hatted construction workers in day-glow safety vests, uniformed cops directing motorists around building sites and occasional traffic delays as heavy equipment or trucks laden with building materials maneuver into or out of tight spaces.

White Plains hasn't seen this kind of construction activity since the late 1990s and early 2000s when The Westchester mall, the City Center and Ritz-Carlton complexes and Renaissance Plaza were built. Those projects transformed the downtown business district, giving the city its first skyscrapers and enhancing its reputation as Westchester's shopping mecca.

 

Read the full article from The Journal News.