MTA, Fulton Street Transit Center
For this landmark construction project, Plaza teamed with Schiavone Construction Company to form the Plaza-Schiavone Joint Venture bringing Plaza's quality implementation to the architecture together with Schivaone's expertise in transit work. The Fulton Street Transit Center is destined to be the MTA's "Jewel of Lower Manhattan," connected to the landmark Corbin Building and framed on three sides by new "Canyon of Heroes" custom sidewalks and granite curbs. The scope of work consists of a complete building enclosure from the existing street level foundation to the roof.
Implement the creation of a landmark transportation hub. The interior of the building is constructed of architecturally exposed structural steel, glass storefronts, stainless steel panels, GFRC column covers and ceilings, granite flooring, and a decorative cable net structure with reflective artwork panels. Spiral stairs, elevators and escalators shuttle passengers between the A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 trains and connect to the 1 and R trains. A state-of-the-art façade is comprised of structural steel and glass, topped with a glass dome skylight, and clad in stainless steel panels. The facility has state-of-the-art communication and electrical systems, is completely ventilated and sprinklered, and houses four Con Edison transformers and network protectors. The roof is constructed of stainless steel standing seam.
To ensure quality implementation and effective use of MTA resources, Plaza combed the market to assemble talented craftsmen able to meet high quality standards cost-effectively.