CrescentCrossings exteriors 02BRIDGEPORT: Viking Construction has received an Excellence in Construction Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut. The award recognizes Viking’s work as general contractor on the $60 million Crescent Crossing residential project, built on the site of the state’s first public housing complex.

Viking Construction redeveloped the 3.5-acre site which once housed Father Panik Village, originally built in 1943 as Yellow Mill Village. The housing project had become infested with drugs and crime before being demolished in the late 1980s.

Today, according to the company “new Crescent Crossing community shines as a beacon of hope for mixed-income families who want to enjoy an urban lifestyle. “

The development is 177 one, two and three-bedroom energy-efficient units, with “beautiful designer interiors and stylish veneer brick and board exteriors.”

Common areas include landscaped grounds and a clock tower overlooking a corner entrance.

“It was an honor for Viking to be part of this historic undertaking which brought affordable homes back to an up-and-coming part of Bridgeport,” said Anthony Gaglio, Sr., president of Viking Construction. “And, it is an honor to have our work on this important project recognized among our incredibly talented construction industry.”

CT-ABC’s annual competition is judged by an independent panel of architects, engineers and university professionals who evaluate the quality and client satisfaction of each project. Judges also pay particular attention to the rigorous safety standards of each contractor.