Building The Fair

Gilbane Building of Providence, R.I., is the front-runner to oversee $60 million in improvements for the New York State Fair near Syracuse.  

The two-year contract must still be negotiated with the state selection board, then approved by the state’s attorney general and comptroller.

The state’s plans for the fairground include demolishing the grandstand and rebuilding the 10,000-capacty Chevy Court stage.