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»Covering 2.4 million square feet, Destiny USA combines luxury outlets, restaurants and entertainment establishments. Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA • Location: Syracuse, N.Y. • Workers on-site at peak: 350 Commercial | PYRAMID COMPANIES – DESTINY USA “With Destiny, we are taking a successful shopping center and adding three key components – national restaurant brands, an outlet component and entertainment.” –Marc Strang, director of marketing draw visitors to its own developments. By using innovative leadership, employing imagination and demanding excellence, Pyramid Companies strives to create the most successful portfolio of entertainment destinations in the Northeast, a goal that is evident in its newest project – Destiny USA. Founded in 1970, Pyramid has a successful track record of developing shopping centers across New York and Massachusetts. The company has 17 properties in its portfolio, which, combined, generate more than $4 billion in retail sales annually. Pyramid credits its ongoing success to its “unique combination of geographically centered sites, tremendous highway visibility and unmatched mix of new and exciting retailers.” Its strategy is to select the best shopping, dining, entertainment and service providers “without regard to typical industry definitions of who does and does not belong in an enclosed shopping center,” and to create centers that combine the best elements of a traditional mall, a power center and lifestyle entertainment center under one roof. Destiny USA has all of these attributes in spades. Opening later this year, Destiny is a 2.4million-square-foot destination that will mix luxury outlet tenants, restaurants and entertainment establishments with 120 acres of adjoining property for future development. Located in Syracuse, N.Y., Destiny will encompass Carousel Center, a 21-year-old establishment that is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 U.S. shopping centers. Carousel has 165 tenants on four levels, reaches more than $400 million in annual sales and attracts more than 20 million visitors each year. “We started working on an expansion plan for Carousel 10 years ago,” Director of Marketing Marc Strang explains. “It took a long time to secure the right to build, but we also spent a lot of time on the design and master MARCH 2012 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM 90 percent of »More thanconstruction materials Destiny’s were diverted from landfills. Golden Destiny he Egyptian tourism industry is one of the largest sectors of the country’s economy, bringing in nearly $12 billion in revenues each year. A major draw for tourists in Egypt continues to be the PYRAMID’S DESTINY USA IS LEED GOLD-CERTIFIED AND AIMS TO ADD RICHES TO UPSTATE NEW YORK’S ECONOMY. BY STACI DAVIDSON T pyramids, including Giza – the oldest of the Ancient Wonders of the World and the only one to remain largely intact. Nearly 6,000 miles away in upstate New York, Pyramid Companies aims to use some of that pyramid magic to 23 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - March 2012
Best Practices
Construction Insurance
JC Beal Construction – Brod - erick Tower redevelopment
Harden Group
Pyramid Companies – Destiny USA
EllisDon – Yorkdale Shopping Center
HBD – Dierbags
Marous Brothers Construction
Roy Anderson Corp. – Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant
Foulger-Pratt Contracting LLC – Lorton Workhouse Arts Center
Penn Builders Inc.
Turner Finch Construction – University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
Bouygues-Bird Joint Venture – Royal Canadian Mounted Police E Division Headquarters
Camden County Improvement Authority: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Coreslab Structures (OKLA) Inc.
Hensel Phelps Construction Co. – City of San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters
Kjellstrom + Lee Inc. – UVA Barry & Bill Battle Building
Hensel Phelps – High-altitude Army Aviation Training Site
Texas A&M University – Northside Residence Hall
Milton J. Womack Inc./JE Dunn JV – Our Lady of the Lake Heart and Vascular Tower and Trauma Center Expansion
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – Avalon Park Crest
Powell Construction Services LLC
AvalonBay Communities Inc. – AVA H Street
Buckingham Companies
Fortune-Johnson General Contractors
Current Builders – The Residences at Lakehouse
Forino Co.
Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC
Black Hills Corp. – Pueblo Airport Generation Station
URS Corp./Alberici Constructors Inc. – Olmsted Dam Project
APEX Block Corp.
BMW Constructors Inc.
Last Look

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