• 71st CONTINENTAL AVENUE STATION
  • 71st CONTINENTAL AVENUE STATION
  • 71st CONTINENTAL AVENUE STATION

71st CONTINENTAL AVENUE STATION

New York, Queens

For the 71st Continental Avenue station, a below-grade subway station in Forest Hills, Queens, IBI Group Gruzen Samton provided a full station renovation design that brought the station to a state of good repair, in conformance with the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) design standards, and was made to be ADA accessible. Opened in the mid-1930s; during Fiorello H. LaGuardia’s administration this independent subway concept station was designed with a large mezzanine space in anticipation of significant development along Queens Boulevard. These mezzanines were oversized, became filled with makeshift support spaces and posed orientation, wayfinding and security challenges.