Reconstruction of 1912 elevated transit station with landmarked entry building. Elevator installation, ADA compliance, enhanced circulation and security, site/civil engineering.
Weidlinger Associates and Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects, in joint venture, designed the award-winning rehabilitation of the elevated East 180th Street Station, which serves the No. 2 and No. 5 lines in the Bronx. The 1912 architectural gem and key transfer station features a landmark headhouse, designed by Reed and Fellheimer, and an equally historic forecourt. Restoration of the historic structures was combined with a complete station reconstruction. Structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, lighting, and communications systems, neglected for many years, were upgraded. Reconfigured platforms and mezzanine, along with new elevators, ramps, and lighting, improved circulation and security. The station remained in operation during construction, which was sequenced and hidden from view to minimize inconvenience to passengers.
The design both highlights and blends the differences between the modern steel underside of the elevated structure and the historic entrance. The station qualifies as a key ADA station. Access and transfer routes accommodate a daily ridership exceeding 18,000. Awards for historic preservation presented by the New York Landmarks Conservancy, the Preservation League of New York State, and the Victorian Society of New York.
Completion Date: 2010 Location: Bronx, New York Owner or Client: MTA NYC Transit Authority Prime Consultant(s): Lee Harris Pomeroy/WAI (JV)