Rail

N.Y. Fulton St. Transit Center continues progress

Posted on April 12, 2012

The installation of the parasols at the top of the Transit Center oculus (shown), which will be used to direct sunlight down to the lowest levels of the Transit Center, has been completed. All photos courtesy MTAPhotos. MTAPhotos.
The installation of the parasols at the top of the Transit Center oculus (shown), which will be used to direct sunlight down to the lowest levels of the Transit Center, has been completed. All photos courtesy MTAPhotos. MTAPhotos.
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority's construction of the new Fulton Street Transit Center that will improve travel for nearly 300,000 commuters, residents and visitors to Lower Manhattan and better link 10 subway lines to PATH service and the World Trade Center site.

The Transit Center is more than 60% complete and on track for its scheduled June 2014 completion. The $1.4 billion project will feature 70,000 square feet of shops, restaurants and office space, as well as offer street-level ADA accessible entrances and include restoration of the historic Corbin Building, an 1888 landmark.

According to MTA officials, construction at the Transit Center building continues to progress well. The curtain wall of the building is being installed, with some of the steel mullions already in place and exterior glass delivery beginning this month. The installation of the parasols at the top of the Transit Center oculus, which will be used to direct sunlight down to the lowest levels of the Transit Center, has been completed.

Across the street from the Transit Center Building, the new Dey Street Entrance is nearing completion as finishes such as floor and wall tile work, stair treads and electrical work are installed. The Dey Street Entrance should open to the public later this summer.

Underground at the 4/5 Fulton Street Station the structural work at the northern end of the platform has been completed, strengthening a structure that was first opened to the public over 100 years ago as one of New York City’s first subway stations.

The Corbin Building, which is over 120 years old and is being restored and rehabilitated as part of the Fulton Street Transit Center project, is in the process of getting a central HVAC system installed for the first time in that building’s history.

The Fulton Street A/C Station mezzanine continues to receive new finishes, including floor tile and blue-tinted glass tiles on the mezzanine walls. Other components of the Transit Center have already been completed and opened for customer use, including the rehabilitated 2/3 Fulton Street Station, new 4/5 Fulton Street Station southern entrances, a new entrance at 135 William Street, as well as both platforms and a underpass at the R Cortlandt Street Station.

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

More News

Atlanta Streetcar gets FTA grant to explore system expansion

The FTA monies would go toward an “Atlanta Beltline Transit Supportive Land Use Implementation Plan,” involving 16 miles of proposed east, west and crosstown streetcar corridors.

China developing 300 mph trains to lead export of high-speed tech

Under an ambitious government plan starting this year, the country is developing trains that can run on a hybrid-propulsion system that allows higher speeds.

Part of Amtrak investment package to modernize D.C. Union Station concourse

Early action construction will start in the fall of 2016 and include the relocation of heating and ventilation. Full-phased construction, funded by the new investment package, is anticipated to start in 2017 and will seek to minimize impacts to all station users.

Talgo to return to Milwaukee location to refurbish LA Metro railcars

In 2015, Talgo settled a lawsuit against the state, resulting in the company receiving roughly $50 million and keeping the two trains that were manufactured.

Metra seeks $20M grant for PTC installation

With the grant funding, Metra plans to help fund installation of PTC on its Milwaukee West Line to Elgin and North line to Fox Lake.

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

Please sign in or register to .    Close