161st Street Station
The 161st Street Station Complex is one of the most heavily used in the NYC Transit Systems. The station includes an elevated IRT line, the IND subway below ground and a transfer building through which thirteen thousand people per day move between lines. It is also the station stop for the famed Yankee Stadium and, on game days, the daily traffic increases to an average of 25,000 people.
VDA’s elevator consulting scope included design development for five (5) new elevators in new hoistways in order to provide accessibility throughout the station complex.
Construction included a detailed phasing program to accommodate the extended Yankee baseball season in 1996 and 1998 through 2001 in order to perform the work over a four-year period while the station remained operational.
The $46 million project was named the 2002 Award of Merit for a Transit Project by NY Construction News.