The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the Fulton Center ihas joined an elite group of projects in the United States to win the prestigious British Construction Industry Award for the International Project of the Year.
The Fulton Center joined Boston’s Big Dig, the Hearst Building in Manhattan and Dames Point Container Terminal in Jacksonville, Florida as winners of the honor.
The Fulton Center was up against some stiff competition, including the Singapore National Stadium; the Department of Environmental Affairs HQ in Pretoria, South Africa; Riverbank Precinct Pedestrian Footbridge in Adelaide, Australia; and Schuman Bridge in Lyon, France, all of which were on the award’s short list.
“Although this is not the first award won by the Fulton Center, it is truly special to be recognized by an overseas organization and to be singled out from among several very impressive projects from around the globe,” said MTA Capital Construction President Michael Horodniceanu.
“We’re proud to be part of such a select group of U.S. projects that are worthy of this award.”
The project was featured on the cover of the award ceremony’s program and described in that publication as “a modern subway interchange that revitalizes post-9/11 Manhattan and will serve up to 300,000 commuters each day.”
Contractors working on the $1.4 billion project included Citnalta Construction Corp., Gramercy Group, Inc., Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Inc., WDF, Inc., Plaza/Schiavone JV, and Judlau Contracting, Inc. Consultants included Arup, Grimshaw, HDR, Page Ayers Cowley Architects, Parsons Brinckerhoff/LendLease JV, and Jamie Carpenter Associates.
Encased in a glass and steel shell, the bright and modern facility dramatically improves the commuter experience and will accommodate up to 300,000 daily riders using the 2345ACJZ and R subway lines.
Construction of the Fulton Center included restoration of the 125-year-old Corbin Building, which will provide additional public access to the facility. The Fulton Center houses nearly 66,000 s/f of revenue-generating retail and commercial space and the MTA’s largest digital media program, both of which are being managed and operated by Westfield Corp., an international developer and operator of iconic retail properties and a leader in digital sales and sponsorship.
A new 350 ft. long pedestrian tunnel constructed under Dey Street between Broadway and Church Street expand intermodal transit options by offering a connection to the R line, built outside of fare control, and ultimately to PATH trains at the World Trade Center complex.
These transit options will expand to include transfers to the E line when the World Trade Center Transit Hub opens, and the 1 line once the Cortlandt Street Station is rebuilt.
In order to ensure the new complex is accessible to all of our customers, ten escalators and fifteen American with Disabilities Act (ADA) elevators have been installed. The public restroom facilities include two ADA accessible bathrooms on the concourse and the street level.