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NYCT completes three-station renovation

MTA NYCT completed a three-station, $88 million renovation project, including the 145th Street Station in Manhattan (shown).
Photo – Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communications


MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) has completed a three-station, $88 million renovation project on the 145th Street Station in Manhattan and the 167th Street and 174th-175th Street stations in the Bronx.

The modernization included upgraded turnstile areas, a reconfigured fare-control area, and installation of security cameras, LED lighting and signage.

The work improved the street presence of entrances, modernized the information systems throughout, updated the interiors, and upgraded the lighting, mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure to give the stations a clean look, officials from the design-build team said in a press release.

Architect and planner Urbahn served as the lead architect for 145th Street and 167th Street stations, and engineering firm HAKS was the lead architect for the 174th-175th Street Station. The team also worked with design-build contractor Citnalta-Forte.

Much of the work focused on the stations’ control areas and platforms, and the team also renovated items that had deteriorated structurally, repairing various structural steel and concrete elements. They also performed waterproofing and made extensive safety improvements.

Opened in 1904, the 145th Street Station was completed in about four months, and the other two stations, which opened since 1933, were completed in about 18 weeks each.

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