SustainableCities: Tishman joins construction team for $500M VA 'smart city' project

SustainableCities: Tishman joins construction team for $500M VA 'smart city' project

A who's who of construction and technology giants are developing and building Gramercy District, a 2.5 million-square-foot, $500 million "smart city" in Ashburn, VA, the Washington Business Journal reported. AECOM unit Tishman Construction will join with Virginia-based TRINITY Construction to build the development, while a team from George Washington University, the Center for Innovative Technology and Microsoft will work on the technology aspects of the project. Developers want to create a "repeatable, highly efficient, sustainable and economically viable Smart City In-a-Box" concept that can be implemented in other locations, according to the Loudoun Times Mirror. They aim to complete the project's first phase by 2018. Dive Insight: Gramercy District will be the first smart city in Virginia and one of a handful in the U.S. 22 Capital Partners is developing the project. G...

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