Park Avenue Viaduct
Park Avenue Viaduct
New York, New York
Client

Metro-North Railroad
420 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10170
Mr. Tony Flores
Project Manager
212-499-4409

Project Info

CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION DATE:
1994

Project Cost
$120,000,000

As subconsultant to Frederick R. Harris Inc., DiGeronimo provided architectural support to conduct a value engineering analysis for the rehabilitation of the Park Avenue Viaduct in New York City.

When the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad completed the 125th Street Station in Harlem in 1897, the station was called one of the finest in the city. These days, 4,000 commuters get on or off a total of 392 Metro-North trains there each weekday and the station is showing its age.

The project involved the complete replacement of the structural deck that supports all four tracks, a realignment of two tracks that required significant structural modifications, permanent rehabilitation of major structural members, and an upgrading of the station itself. Included was the addition of two new elevator towers, enclosed in glazed blocks to complement the original facade, to make the station handicapped accessible.

The project was designed to be carried out without interrupting the existing train service, since all of the Metro-North trains into and out of Grand Central Terminal traverse the viaduct.