DHK provided services as Associated Architects for this project that rehabilitated one of the most heavily used station in the NYCT system outside Manhattan that serves more than 160,000 commuters daily. The five-level intermodal station complex consists of a subway station and an elevated station serving a total of six train lines. It has an intermediate mezzanine level with retail and commercial spaces below grade and a bus terminal at grade that serves five bus lines. The work included renovation and expansion of a control terminal building and mezzanine level, installation of three new ADA compliant elevators, five escalators, numerous new stairs, expanded travel corridors, and other accessibility enhancements. Other work comprised platform reconstruction at below grade and elevated station levels, and rehabilitation of canopies and installation of new historically accurate windscreens at the elevated station.
This was the first project designed using the “Design for the Environment” Program for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), the first “green” initiative that aimed to ensure indoor environmental quality, conservation, pollution prevention, and energy efficiency. The project incorporated photovoltaic panels above the elevated platforms and passive ventilation systems for below grade areas, as well as 90% recycled content steel. It received an award in the inaugural joint design competition sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency and New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Also, project was named 2006 Transit Project of the Year by New York Construction News.