NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SG Blocks, Inc. (SG Blocks or the "Company") (OTCQB:SGBX), a provider of innovative construction solutions utilizing code-engineered cargo shipping containers, has, in conjunction with Hunter Roberts Construction Group and Bayer MaterialScience LLC, completed a first of its kind installation at the South Street Seaport in New York City for the Howard Hughes Corporation's "See/Change" initiative. The sleek pop-up retail installation at Pier 17 features 11 insulated and wired SG Blocks with window openings and French doors. The Company worked with its vendors and the building crew on site to have the entire structure installed over a two-day period. Construction of the full installation totaled five weeks.
"In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, speed of delivery and durability were paramount in quickly bringing consumers back to the South Street Seaport. As the formal redevelopment of Pier 17 is now underway, the SG Blocks Building System illustrates the value of activating a site with temporary and commercial applications concurrent with predevelopment. There is the additional benefit for retailers of testing the viability of a marketplace before committing to building out permanent space. SG Blocks continues its expansion into the retail market with the Pier 17 project being emblematic of the retail development opportunities that exist," said Paul Galvin, CEO of SG Blocks.
About SG Blocks:
SG Blocks is a leading supplier of innovative commercial and private environments utilizing code-engineered cargo shipping containers. Servicing some of the world's biggest companies and government agencies, SG Blocks produces cost effective container-construction technology that exceeds many standard building code requirements. The Company works with developers, architects, builders and owners to achieve faster execution, stronger high-value buildings, and greener construction. For more information, visit www.sgblocks.com.
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CONTACT: Jennifer Strumingher Chief Administrative Officer (212) 520-6216Source:SG Blocks, Inc.