Turner secures a $900 million New Jersey movie studio project
In Bayonne, New Jersey, Turner Construction will construct a 1.5 million square foot.
The 17-acre facility will comprise studio sound stage structures, flexible support/office facilities, and workshop/mill buildings where stage sets will be built and stored.
Located on a seaside tract of property that used to accommodate a Texaco oil refinery in the southwest corner of Bergen Point.
With a $900 million price tag, 1888 Studios, named after the year Thomas Edison created the motion picture camera, is reputedly the country's biggest ground-up film studio.
To avoid further floods, Turner Construction will raise the level of the 60-acre coastal property that was once home to a Texaco oil refinery.
Turner stated that he anticipates starting construction in the first quarter of 2023.
More than 2,000 construction workers are scheduled to contribute to the studio's development.
When finished, the studio will have between 2,000 and 3,000 full-time employees.