Management & Operations

Tour of the futuristic roof on Calif.'s high-speed rail station

Posted on October 8, 2014

HOK rendering
HOK rendering
ANAHEIM, Calif. —

An editor with Gizmodo took a tour of the almost-finished Anaheim Regional Transportation Intramodal Center (ARTIC) this week and saw how the station hopes to connect the 16-acre plot between Angel Stadium and the Honda Center with transit services and local businesses. The multimodal center features a specially designed roof constructed with ETFE, a polymer named ethylene tetrafluoroethylene that arcs over its exterior.

ETFE was selected by architects at HOK and engineers from Parsons Brinckerhoff precisely because of its sustainability qualities. It's far more lightweight than most other materials used for roofing, meaning the rest of the structure doesn't have to be bulked up to hold it. And it allows natural light to enter the cavernous space, saving on energy costs. If the building ever needs to be demolished, the roofing can be recycled, according to Gizmodo.

For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

LA Metro's Wiggins named CEO of Metrolink

Wiggins replaces Art Leahy who announced his retirement on Oct. 12 after 48 years in transportation.

First Transit's Dunning retires after 38-year career

He began his career with First Transit in 1980 as a GM in Laredo, Texas.

Alstom, Siemens submit remedy package to European Commission

The package represents their proposal to address the Commission’s concerns while preserving the industrial and economic value of the deal.

Tolar Manufacturing installs new Memphis Transit bus shelters

The winning public art design by Cameron McLemore embraces the musical and performing arts legacy of the Soulsville neighborhood.

Public transit sees increase in liability claim severity, study says

Study participants rank third-party liability as top risk facing the transit industry.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation