OHL, through its subsidiary Judlau, has completed the fit-out of the structural station shell for the 72nd Street station, a component of the new Second Avenue Subway in New York.
The Second Avenue Subway, including the 72nd Street station, opened to the public on January 1, 2017, ushering in a new era of public transport on Manhattan’s densely populated Upper East Side. This line serves 200,000 daily passengers.
The station project, which has a budget of over $300 million (about €282 million), has required Judlau to prove its experience of concrete work at the platform and mezzanine levels, including cast-in-place slabs and precast wall sections as well as the installation of station finishes, all while working in a densely populated residential and commercial area.
Work activities included the installation of a system with fan and cooling plants within the station and in its ancillary structures, as well as electrical and lighting work throughout the station and the various entrances. The station finishes include ornamental metals, wall panels, granite and porcelain tile, sun shields, louvers and external cladding. The station artwork consists of portraits in mosaic tile of New Yorkers awaiting a train.
Also included was the construction of operations and maintenance rooms within mezzanine areas and one of the ancillary structures. The station has two hydraulic elevators, five traction elevators, 10 escalators and two ancillary buildings.