ALBANY — Four New York firms won nearly $21 million in contracts on Friday to continue the construction of the downtown convention center. The largest contract, $12.04 million, went to Albany-based Sano-Rubin Construction Services for general trades work on the $66.5 million project off Eagle Street, including the exterior walls, ceilings, dry wall work and painting... Click here to read the full story from the Times Union:

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For anyone who’s been to downtown Albany recently, you've probably noticed a great big hole in the ground behind the Times Union Center. For anyone else who either works or lives near that site, there's a good chance you've enduring a whole lot of banging and clanging and noise. What you have encountered is the brand new Albany Convention Center under construction.... Click here to view the full story from WNYT:

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Following the removal of 60,000 cubic feet of dense clay from the project site, construction crews at the Albany Capital Center site in downtown Albany, NY, got to work driving 340 80-foot steel piles and pouring 67 concrete pile caps that will make up the foundation of the new facility... Click here to view the full story from USAE

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