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Top 5 videos of 2015

1) 432 Park Avenue – Timelapse

At the time of its construction, 432 Park Avenue was New York City’s newest skyscraper – and the tallest residential building in the world. Watch a timelapse of its construction over two years. 

Read Construction News’ project report from an exclusive site visit to the Big Apple, discovering what challenges its slender shape posed to the design – and how Lendlease and WSP overcame the difficulties of pouring concrete 430 m above Manhattan.

2) Bermondsey Dive Under – Timelapse

Watch a Network Rail timelapse of progress being made on the major infrastructure project, which will relieve pressure and congestion from the hectic London Bridge station as major rail routes into the hub are realigned.

Read the project report on the work, with Skanska and Ramboll freeing up the complex Network Rail bottleneck in Bermondsey.

3) Almonte Viaduct – Timelapse

Watch this stunning timelapse of the construction of the Almonte Viaduct, being tackled by Spanish contractor FCC. 

Construction News went to Spain to report on the highly impressive piece of engineering, which will be the longest for high-speed rail on the planet once finished – as well as the third longest arc bridge in the world.

4) Jim O’Sullivan – Interview

One of our biggest interviews this year, the Highways England chief spoke to Construction News shortly after taking the role about his plans for the government-owned company, how the firm would be working with supply chain partners, and what his immediate priorities were.

Read the full interview as he explains what he expects from contractors and the government and why the client won’t fall into the same traps as Network Rail.

5) CN at White Collar Factory – Site visit

In one of Construction News’ first self-filmed site visits, deputy news editor Robyn Wilson discusses the recent boom in east London’s Shoreditch area, as well as Derwent London’s plans for their White Collar Factory scheme.

Read the project report on the Old Street ‘Silicon’ Roundabout as Brookfield Multiplex delivers the White Collar Factory – Derwent’s vision of a low-cost, energy-efficient office.

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