GE Johnson selected as Pikes Peak Summit Complex Construction Manager/General Contractor
Pikes Peak Summit Complex General Contractor Selection Announcement Media Briefing
General Contractor Announcement Media Briefing
Mayor John Suthers announces the selection of GE Johnson as the Pikes Peak Summit Complex Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC). The announcement was made December 16 during a news conference at City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.

GE Johnson Construction Company, headquartered in Colorado Springs, was founded in 1967 and has completed more than $7 billion in construction projects in 14 states. Projects include: The World Arena, Broadmoor Hotel West Renovation, Penrose Hospital East Tower and many more. "We are truly excited to be part of the team and humbled by this incredible opportunity," said Jim Johnson, president and CEO of GE Johnson.
From left to right: Pikes Peak - America's Mountain Manager Jack Glavan, Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Karen Palus, City of Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, GE Johnson President and CEO Jim Johnson and US Forest Service Pikes Peak District Ranger Oscar Martinez

With much anticipation, and after years of waiting, a new Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center is another step closer to becoming a reality. The City of Colorado Springs and its project partners issued a Request For Proposal in October 2015 seeking the services of a qualified CM/GC firm to construct four new facilities at the top of Pikes Peak, replacing the four existing fifty-year-old structures. Through a highly competitive selection process, the local company of GE Johnson has been selected for the high profile and challenging construction project at the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak.
The GE Johnson team will work hand-in-hand with the project's architectural team to finalize design and materials selection, as well as address technical considerations related to construction of the 26,000 foot visitor center in an extremely harsh environment. The successful completion of this project will restore areas of the mountain top and provide an outstanding visitor experience.
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain is one of the most visited mountains in the world and a top tourist attraction for the State of Colorado. Annually, more than 600,000 people reach the summit via the Pikes Peak Highway, the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway or by utilizing one of the hiking trails including US Forest Service Barr Trail.
Help Tell the Story of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain

"Top of Pikes Peak is the closest to heaven that I'm going to get until I actually get there! 14,115 ft. is majestic and when people arrive they need to experience something that is almost surreal" 
-- Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, President/CEO, Doug Price
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"Currently our Summit House leaves something to be desired. Visitors from across the world come to Colorado Springs and go to the top of Pikes Peak ... right now they get to a facility that's deteriorating and doesn't tell a story." -- 
 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Mitch Snow
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Preferred Concept Reveal
Public Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Penrose House
1661 Mesa Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Carriage House to the east (left side) of main entrance.

Following several months of public input and technical/design work, a preferred concept for the Summit House Visitor Center will be
presented and discussed with the public. Elements of each of the four preliminary design options have been incorporated into the preferred concept and a site location has been recommended. Come and see the next level of design and the proposed materials. 
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Help shape the visitor experience at a new Summit Visitor Center atop Pikes Peak -- America's Mountain.
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Phase 1 - Programming and Development of Design Concepts - Fall 2015

Phase 2 - Concept Review and Selection - Winter 2016

Phase 3 - Plan Development - Spring 2016

Phase 4 - Solicitation of Construction Management/General Contractor - Late Fall 2015

Phase 5 - Construction Start - Summer  / Fall 2016
Share Your Experience That Will Shape History

A main consideration for gathering public opinion on design of the new Summit House Visitor Center is the opportunity to interpret visitor experiences from the past and integrate their historical anecdotes. This input paves a greater understanding of not only the history of Pikes Peak Summit, but unveils the impact it has had on travelers near and far. 

With the incorporation of those interpretations, visitors will be able to experience the summit in its entirety through the integration of accessible trails and interpretive exhibits. 

Please forward this e-newsletter to family and friends throughout the country so they are able to share their experiences and tell their stories of Pikes Peak - American's Mountain.    

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