One of the top licensed contractors in the state of New York, PCI Industries performs private and public infrastructure construction work for government offices, such as the Departments of Transportation of New York State and New York City. PCI Industries is also involved in community projects. The company received a commendation for its financial contribution to the restoration of the Bronx River Parkway.
The 23-mile Bronx River was known as an “open sewer” into which domestic, commercial, and industrial trash was dumped. Since the Bronx experienced an industrial and residential boom in the 1800s, the Bronx River has deteriorated by pollution.
Today, the Bronx River is far from that bad reputation. Through the Bronx River Alliance, the Bronx River was revitalized and became a habitation for fish and wildlife. The Bronx River Parkway teems with bike lanes and a recreation area for families.
Soundview Park at the mouth of the Bronx River is a former landfill. The Bronx River Alliance has transformed the area, beginning with the improvement of the water’s quality. Pollutants were filtered, debris was trapped, and grass was grown to prevent erosion.
PCI Industries Corp., a construction company based in Mount Vernon, New York, provides development and multi-faceted construction services to clients in the public and private sectors. Since its founding in 2006, PCI Industries has been involved in several projects, including the restoration of historic bridges and bike paths that earned the company charitable contribution commendations from the city.
A subset of historic properties, historic structures are bridges, mines, highways, ships, and other structures that are designated historic by the National Register of Historic Places. For a structure to qualify as historic according to National Register criteria, it must be associated with historically significant events or the lives of significant people. Not only that, but historic structures must have also yielded information that was important for history and feature characteristics of the period during which they were built and the current methods of construction during those times. At least one of these criteria must be met before the National Register designates a structure as historic.
Historic structures can also be recognized when they are not listed in the National Register of Historic Places. When structures are individually listed on either a local or state inventory of historic places, they are usually regarded as historic. The same is true of structures that are certified as having contributed to the historical significance of a historic district. However, these structures must be recognized as being individually historically significant. If they are part of a larger building, as is the case with an apartment unit, the single structure is usually not recognized as historic.