This piece appeared in the winter edition of VOSD Quarterly.
The Central Library. The Convention Center expansion. The airport’s extreme makeover.
These are the kinds of projects that Turner Construction signs on to build or renovate. Landmarks that define major cities.
Of course, when you’re a giant like Turner, you can afford to be selective.
In the last six months, Turner has completed work on two of the most significant San Diego development projects of the last decade — the new Central Library and the expansion of Terminal 2 at the airport — earning praise from a broad range of civic leaders and business groups.
Turner has redefined San Diego’s landscape over the last four decades. It built the tallest government-subsidized housing complex on the West Coast and expanded the Convention Center twice. It converted an old athletic club into the city’s largest multi-service homeless shelter, and it would have dramatically remade Balboa Park if the Plaza de Panama project hadn’t fallen apart.
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Ten Fifty B should never be described as "affordable" since it cost $400,000 per unit of mostly taxpayer dollars (in 2010 dollars)
as detailed in VoSD article: http://voiceofsandiego.org/2011/07/21/building-taj-mahals-with-taxpayer-money/
Why did the investigative reporter write this piece? A piece that looks like -- dare I say it -- an "advertorial" for Turner Construction?
"...very few enemies". HA! Try talking to a subcontractor on a Turner project and see what they tell you about Turner's business practices with them.