Built in 1912 as the administration building of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railroad, this landmark Italian Renaissance building is now the entrance to the 180th Street IRT subway station. LHPA’s renovation, a joint venture with Weidlinger Associates, has restored the historic building and its entry and rehabilitated the elevated station with ADA access.
In addition to restructuring the building and its forecourt, the rehabilitation provided new elevator access and improved circulation patterns. The project also included repairs to the station’s structural, mechanical, electrical plumbing, lighting and communications systems.
“It’s not often that we get the opportunity to do work at a facility that has the historical and architectural significance of the East 180th Street station,” said Thomas F. Prendergast, the president of New York City Transit, the arm of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that is in charge of the city’s subways and buses. “There was a collective effort to achieve the objective, to restore it to historical significance.”
In 2014, this project received an Excelsior Award for Public Architecture from the New York State AIA.
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