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Broadway Station construction update for February-March 2009

Broadway Station construction update for February-March 2009

Fencing is now up in the lane by Broadway Station's entrance, in preparation for the installation of the west glass wall.
Fencing is now up in the lane by Broadway Station's entrance, in preparation for the installation of the west glass wall.

The second update on the Broadway Station upgrade project is now out!

(If you hadn’t heard, Broadway Station is getting an upgrade to better handle customer traffic and security. I wrote all about the details of the upgrade on the blog in November. There was also an update on the station’s progress in December 2008.)

What’s been completed so far?

We've completed cutting of the platform, to make way for the new escalator, stairs and elevator.
We've completed cutting of the platform, to make way for the new escalator, stairs and elevator.
  • We’ve demolished the south side of the station and removed the retaining walls and curbs at ground level.
  • We have excavated the elevator and escalator pits and poured the concrete at these sites.
  • We have extended the hoarding on the platform level to enclose a large space on the platform cut out for the installation of the new escalator, elevator and stairs.
  • We’ve completed the cutting of the platform, to make way for the new escalator, elevator and stairs (see the photo at right).
  • We’ve poured the concrete footings for the east and west walls of the station.
  • We have built concrete block walls on the east side.
  • Preparation work for the installation of the west glass wall has been finished, including: the demolition of the existing west wire mesh wall, pouring of concrete curbs, and excavation and layout for footings.

What work will be happening in March?

A view of Broadway Station's interior. Glass walls are being installed at the station -- the hoarding on the right is part of the ongoing installation of those walls.
A view of Broadway Station's interior. Glass walls are being installed at the station -- the hoarding on the right is part of the ongoing installation of those walls.

On the south side…

  • Plumbing and electrical services will be installed in the excavated south side.
  • Preparation work will be completed for pouring of the concrete slab.
  • Structural steel installation for the new elevator will begin.

On the north and south side…

  • Steel support framework and glass (glazing) installation on the west wall of the station will begin.
  • Further installation of the electrical conduit inside of the station will begin.

You can also grab this info in the official second update PDF, or check it out at the Broadway Station Upgrades page. An illustrated overview of the upgrades are again available in my earlier Broadway Station post. And I’ll continue to keep you posted at the Buzzer blog with the latest news on the construction!