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MANHATTAN CONSTRUCTION
Manhattan Construction is building Longhorn Village, a
mixed-use retirement community in Austin, Texas.

A Safe and Proud History


Manhattan Construction has been in business for more than a century, making it uniquely qualified to
tackle Longhorn Village, a retirement community in Austin, Texas.

T ulsa, Okla.-based Manhattan Construction has been


constructing buildings since 1896. With a life span
that exceeds most companies’, this firm was posi-
tioned to give unparalleled expertise during its work at
Longhorn Village, a mixed-use, master-planned, continuing
Manhattan’s Ascent
Manhattan Construction Company says it has set an indus-
try standard of building excellence for more than a centu-
ry. It says it has established a foundation of excellence
“based on more than just works or words, but a company
care retirement community in Austin, Texas. grounded in steadfast dedication to constructing lasting
Manhattan began work on the $70.6 million project in structures and enduring relationships [that are] based on a
January 2008, and is expected to finish in November 2009. strongly held belief that today’s work is tomorrow’s legacy.”
The Village includes an Independent Living Building, which In its early years, Manhattan built courthouses, offices,
contains 173 residential units in two apartment building schools and universities, industrial plants and hospitals in
wings. These connect to a commons area, which features a Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas. The company built the
kitchen, dining, recreational area and other common facilities. original Oklahoma State Capitol Building in Guthrie in
The Village also includes a healthcare 1907 and the relocated Capitol in Oklahoma City in 1919.
Manhattan Construction building, which contains approximately “During World War II, Manhattan completed over $1 bil-
www.manhattanconstruction.com 20 assisted living units, 60 private skilled lion in military base, hangar, apron, barrack and other
HQ: Tulsa, Okla. nursing beds, 16 memory support units defense mobilization projects for the U. S. Defense depart-
Services: Design/build,
design/assist, general contracting and administrative offices. ment,” the company notes. For these World War II achieve-
and construction management The owner of the project is Texas ments, Manhattan was awarded two Army-Navy “E” awards
Manhattan Construction: “We Longhorn Village, a non-profit corpora- for excellence. “Manhattan was quickly gaining recognition
realize that no one individual can
carry the burden of success; it is tion based in Texas. Rees Associates as a forward-thinking company that was helping to shape
built around teamwork.” Architects is developing the project. America,” it explains.

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