The Port Authority has awarded a Long Island company an $86.6 million contract to build a key component of its planned World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Manhattan.

The contract went to Sorbara Construction Corp. of Lynbrook, which specializes in concrete superstructure work.

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The construction is part of the Port Authority's planned transit hall designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

Sorbara Construction will "furnish and install all concrete for floor slabs, beams and walls to bring the Transit Hall/Oculus area to street level," the Port Authority said in a news release.

Port Authority chairman Anthony R. Coscia said in the news release that with the Sorbara and other recent contracts, "we've awarded more than $1 billion in contracts for the Transportation Hub. Once completed, this landmark facility will serve more than 200,000 daily commuters, anchoring the World Trade Center site and a revitalized lower Manhattan."