Gilbane Building Company Selected to Provide Construction Management Services for New Albany Capital Center

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Gilbane to build Capital Center in downtown Albany to meet demand for additional meeting space.

This project will bring good construction related jobs to the capitol.

Gilbane Building Company has been selected by The Albany Convention Center Authority to provide construction management services for the new Albany Capital Center. The $66.5 million, 82,000 square foot meeting and conference facility, which was approved by Governor Andrew Cuomo late last year, will be built in downtown Albany to fulfill the demand for additional assembly, exhibit, and ballroom space in New York State’s capitol.

The first floor of the Albany Capital Center will consist of a 6,300 square foot Pre-Function Space, 25,000 square foot Multi-Purpose Room, as well as administrative and storage spaces. The second floor will feature a 9,700 square foot Pre-Function Room, 9,000 square feet of Meeting Rooms, a 10,000 square foot Junior Ballroom, and a 3,500 square foot Kitchen.

The project will also include an enclosed pedestrian walkway that will serve as a link connecting the Center, the Empire State Plaza, and the Times Union Center ‒ creating the area's largest indoor venue.

“We recognize the positive impact this construction project will have in the region and are excited to work with the Albany Convention Center Authority to bring this facility to downtown Albany,” said John LaRow, Gilbane vice president. “This project will bring good construction related jobs to the capitol, and when it’s completed the new facility will help boost our local economy.”

Construction activities begin in June of 2014 with completion in the summer of 2016.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from sustainable building to the latest in construction technology – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit

Working in the State of New York since 1949, Gilbane has built a number of Upstate New York's highest profile public projects such as the facilities for the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, NY, the General Services Administration U.S. Land Port of Entry, Massena, NY, and the award-winning renovations of the New York State Capitol Building in Albany, NY. Other upstate New York clients include General Motors, Cornell University, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Corning, Inc., Albany Medical Center and the Trudeau Institute.

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