World Trade Center
Location: New York City, NY
Design/Build Office & Retail from 1993 – 2001
Aurora Contractors performed work in the World Trade Center from 1993 through 2001.
Due to Aurora’s exceptional performance and reputation for this work, Aurora was
designated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) as one of three
Design/Build contractors to perform all construction projects within the World Trade
Center. This entailed meticulous coordination of all MEP trades, as well as coordinating
with the existing tenants and infrastructure. Aurora held contracts for Design/Build
offices, as well as constructed fit-outs for retailers such as Warner Brothers Studio
Store, Borders Books, Sam Goody, The Limited Stores, Tony May’s Gemelli’s Restaurant,
Express, Tony May’s Pasta Break, amongst others.
Aurora began its relationship with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
(PANYNJ) directly after the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. Aurora completed
almost all of the retail space reconstruction on the Concourse Level of the World
Trade Center and also constructed several restaurants in the Plaza. The Concourse
Level remained open to the public during the retail construction and Aurora’s expertise
in coordination and management of their projects resulted in additional Design/Build
contract work in the World Trade Center.
In 2000, Aurora was contracted to Design/Build the interior renovations for the
43,000 square feet of EZPass offices on the 70th floor of WTC #1. Then, tragically,
the events of September 11th occurred. Afterwards, the PANYNJ, who held offices
on 5 floors of WTC 1 looked to Aurora to assist them in their relocation efforts.
Aurora had the opportunity to work on a fit-out of 120,000 square feet of office
space over four floors located at 255/233 Park Avenue South which was completed
in 12 weeks; substantially ahead of schedule.