NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Infrastructure Journal today announced the inaugural "Infrastructure 100" sponsored by KPMG's Global Infrastructure practice, a list recognizing the most interesting infrastructure projects from around the world. Among the 100 projects selected by independent judging panels for their scale, complexity, innovation and impact on society, include the following U.S. projects:
- NextGen Air Traffic Control System (Federal)
- Port of Long Beach Middle Harbor (California)
- ARC Trans-Hudson Tunnel (New Jersey)
- IH 635 (LBJ) Managed Lanes P3 (Texas)
- Detroit River International Crossing (Michigan)
- Keystone Oil Pipeline Extension (Nebraska to Canada)
- Green Power Express (Midwest)
- Cape Wind (Nantucket Sound)
- Greater New Orleans HSDRRS (Louisiana)
- New York City Water Tunnel No. 3 (New York)
- Empire State Building Retrofit (New York)
- Long Beach Courthouse P3 (California)
Infrastructure Journal editor Angus Leslie Melville said, "When you look at global investments in infrastructure – as we did with our five regional judging teams – it is breathtaking to witness the range of innovation and inspiration that has been harnessed to create real benefits to society."
"In the U.S., we're beginning to see a heightened awareness of the importance of addressing infrastructure needs despite economic conditions," said Richard Lee, partner and head of KPMG's U.S. Infrastructure Advisory group. "It's encouraging to see some major projects moving forward, because these types of investments are the underpinning of future economic growth."
Regional, independent judging panels comprised of distinguished professionals from a variety of backgrounds selected projects in April 2010 across infrastructure sectors. The top project in each sector was selected to form an overall "Global Top Ten" list. The projects considered were at different stages of development.
"Aging infrastructure threatens to compromise the economies and quality of life of nations around the world, but as the Infrastructure 100 projects illustrate, solutions are available and moving ahead," said Tim Wilschetz, a principal in KPMG LLP's U.S. Infrastructure Advisory group.
The Infrastructure 100 was created to raise infrastructure's profile among those outside of the industry to clarify its importance to and impact on society, as well as share leading-edge developments among those in the industry. To access the full Infrastructure 100 listing, including descriptions of the winning projects, please visit: www.infrastructure100.com.
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