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145th Street

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Design-Build team of Urbahn Architects, Citnalta-Forte, and HAKS have completed renovations to three subway stations, one in Manhattan and two in the Bronx.

The combined $88 million modernization involved structural, infrastructure, safety and passenger comfort enhancements to the Number 3 train/IRT Lenox Avenue Line’s 145th Street station in Manhattan, and the Bronx’s B and D trains/IND–Concourse Line’s 167th Street station and the B and D trains/IND–Concourse Line’s 174th — 175th Street station.

Urbahn served as the lead architect for the first two stations, while engineering firm HAKS was the lead architect for the third station. The design team worked with the design-build contractor, Citnalta-Forte.

The work improved the street presence of the stations’ entrances, modernized the information systems throughout, updated the look of the interiors, and upgraded the lighting and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) infrastructure to give the stations a clean look.

Much of the work focused on the stations’ control areas and platforms, with the team making significant repairs to walls.

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. I

NYC Transit President Andy Byford said: “Structural fixes as well as modern touches like more real-time service info, energy-efficient lighting, and updated security systems mean safer, easier to use stations for our customers.”

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