New York, New York
Joint venture with DMJM + Harris
The last of three planned phases for the rehabilitation of the Times Square Subway Station Complex involved the complete renovation of the Shuttle Station, an integral component of the heaviest-used station in the New York City Transit system. The project required the realignment of existing train tracks which necessitated the development of an aggressive Maintenance and Protection of Traffic and phasing schedule. IBI Group – Gruzen Samton provided designs for the new station configuration, preserving historic and notable elements of the original station built in 1904. Significant enhancements were made to the shuttle areas, including: re-alignment of tracks and train operations (requiring the removal of the existing radial plan and associated gap fillers), simplification of customer circulation, access and wayfinding, incorporation of new stairs to improve street access, and enhancements to the overall customer experience. Implementing the design required extensive structural reframing of the existing infrastructure and utility relocation, while maintaining pedestrial and vehicular movement at the street level. The $110 million project included the realignment of the existing 3-track system to a 2-track operation. The design conforms with New York City Transit’s latest operational standards, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and National Fire Protection Agency 130 design criteria.