ENR is currently showcasing a mid-construction tour of the Fulton Street Transit Center as part of their online video library series. The $1.4 billion project is set to streamline one of the busiest transportation hubs in New York City by connecting 10 subway lines and linking to the new World Trade Center site.
“One of the mandates we have here is not only to create a building, but to create an exciting public place,” says Michael Horodniceanu, president of MTA Capital Construction Company, in the ENR video. “One of the beauties of the building is that it was designed to be transparent.”
Enclos contributes to this transparent design program with the nearly all-glass pavilion wall entranceway. This three-sided structure ties into the adjacent Corbin Building, a historic 19th century structure. The pavilion stands 4-stories (50-feet) with 14,000 square feet of facade. An interstitial wall stands 9-stories tall (approximately 110 feet) and includes 2,500 square feet of facade. Two levels of underground interior glazing, metal panels and doors also fall under Enclos' scope of work.
Arguably the most eye-catching “beauty” of the new transit hub will be its oculus skylight. This architectural showpiece utilizes a dramatic cable net system featuring 952 unique perforated metal panels that bounce daylighting throughout the atrium with complex, non-uniform geometries. Enclos is providing structural engineering, assembly and installation services for this cable net structure.
The Fulton Street Transit Center is scheduled for completion in June 2014, and will serve an anticipated 300,000 daily commuters.
You can view the ENR video here.
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