• Hudson Park Subway Canopies
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Hudson Park Subway Canopies

New York City, NY, USA, 2015

34th Street – Hudson Yards is the first new subway station that the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority has opened in 25 years. The station is part of the 7 Line extension and located in Manhattan's West Side at 34th Street and 11th Avenue, within the Hudson Park and Boulevard development.
A main aim of the design was to provide a structure for the canopies of the two exits that touched down in the parkland on as few points as possible. Thus, the double curved grid shells with a free form edge beams are supported on just three pinned supports at ground level. Constructed of stainless steel type 2205, the canopies provide a high strength and strong corrosion resistance. The lightweight grid was strengthened with deeper elements in specific axes to account for the requirement to hang signage and lighting. In order to reduce the occurrence of birds resting on the diagonal cables within the grid surface, the cables were positioned in the upper half of the grid beams, directly below the glass surface, by providing an offset node arrangement.
The two entrance canopies are among the largest subway entrances the NYC MTA has in the system.

  • Location

    New York City, NY, USA

  • Architect

    Toshiko Mori Architects, New York

  • Client

    Metropolitan Transportation Authority MTA, New York

  • Contractor

    Grid Shell Specialty Contractor - Enclos

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision for the roofs (steel and glass) and for the café building (steel)

  • Roof areas 2,500 sf and 1,700 sf (762 m² and 518 m²)
  • Material stainless steel type 2205
  • Hudson Park Subway Canopies © schlaich bergermann partner
  • Hudson Park Subway Canopies © schlaich bergermann partner
  • Hudson Park Subway Canopies © schlaich bergermann partner

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