The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently began work on the much anticipated 2nd Avenue Subway Line. Specific to the 63rd Street Subway Station, the overall scope of project work includes new station entrances to allow access from 3rd Avenue, as well as the modification of the existing interior station structure at 3rd Avenue to connect new entrances to the platforms. There will be construction of interior walls and rooms and the installation of architectural finishes and station elements, as well as the demolition and removal of the existing station ventilation system. A new and emergency station mechanical HVAC system that includes tunnel ventilation, will also be installed.
Hatzel & Buehler’s scope of work includes the demolition, removal and addition to the existing electrical distribution systems in the station, as well as the supply and installation of uninterruptable power systems, lighting and emergency lighting. Hatzel & Buehler is also responsible for the installation of communication, security and fire alarm conduit for future use.