Skanska’s ship comes in

Capelin Communications' Anthony Angelico helps coordinate Skanska's presence at the return of the Intrepid

Deborah Ippolito, Director of Marketing for Skanska USA Building (right) and Anthony Angelico of Capelin Communications welcome the return of the Intrepid to its new pier on October 2, 2008

Starting with the countdown to the return of the fabled warship USS Intrepid, to the rebuilt Pier 86, Capelin Communications worked on behalf of Skanska USA Building, Inc. with its client the Hudson River Park Trust and the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum to be sure that people were aware of Skanska’s achievement. 


Against many odds – a strict deadline, funding issues, and a concrete worker strike one month before the ship’s return – Skanska demolished the pier, leaving a thousand wooden piles in place to protect a fish habitat.  Then, fighting the clock and a bruising budget, Skanska provided a new pier and ship support for the October 2nd homecoming.  Project Manager Stephan Fried was profiled by Construction Leader Monthly, and Project Engineer Rachel “Raki” Lavon was profiled in the alumni publication of Duke University.  Last of the pieces to appear is in the February 2009 issue of Constructioneer

Skanska is gaining a reputation as a New York City builder of parks.  This project is part of the rehabilitation of much of the Hudson River waterfront.  Another project is the new Brooklyn Bridge Park, to reclaim that old industrial waterfront.