The Crest at Galvez Plaza in downtown Baton Rouge was among the most significant construction projects of 2013, the Associated General Contractors of America announced Wednesday.
As a result, project contractor Arrighi Construction LLC was one of 19 firms to receive the association’s Alliant Build America Award.
“Projects like these reflect the qualities — elite skill, diligence and resolve — that have made the construction industry successful,” said Paul Diederich, the association’s president.
The Crest at Galvez Plaza was one of the final pieces of a revitalization effort to transform the area into a pedestrian-friendly, cultural green space. The 65,000-pound, 35-foot-tall steel structure extends from its base into the air and outward 85 feet and is used as a performance stage cover, while supporting lighting and sound equipment.