Construction starts on Queens rail project.Construction is under way on the second and final phase of the rehabilitation of the two-station subway complex consisting of the Roosevelt Ave. station on the IND line and the 74th St. station on the IRT IRT Item Response Theory
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The multimillion-dollar project, which also includes the construction of a new New York New New York is the name of three futuristic cities modelled on New York City:
The construction contractor is Slattery Skanska/Gottlieb Skanska IV.
The cornerstone of the project will be a 50-foot-high steel and glass building, reminiscent of stations from an earlier era, which will serve as the new entrance to both the IND and IRT stations.
The building will feature a facade consisting primarily of solid glass blocks and a painted steel curtain This article is about the term with respect to Pittsburgh Steelers lore. For the 2005 Marine operation, see Operation Steel Curtain.
The Steel Curtain wall system with clear laminated patterned glass in fixed awning windows.
New wide stairways and four new elevators will permit easy access, as well as comply with all ADA Ada, city, United States
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The new building also will house retail facilities, New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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The bus station will have four lanes enclosed in a space-frame roof and is directly linked to the rail station building. As part of the trend toward "green engineering," the roof will support a photovoltaic The generation of voltage by a material that is exposed to light in the visible and invisible ranges. See photoelectric and photovoltaic cell. panel array, which will supplement electrical power to the facility.
The elevated IRT station will have its mezzanine expanded and its vertical circulation points widened to alleviate current crowding Current crowding (also current crowding effect, or CCE) is a nonhomogenous distribution of current density through a conductor or semiconductor, especially at the vicinity of the contacts and over the PN junctions. . Additionally, it will be outfitted with new canopies and windscreens, and additional, widened stairways will alleviate crowded conditions. The belowgrade IND station will have corridors expanded, get new floor finishes, lighting, wall treatments, and safety features. There will be eight to 10 retail shops on the reconfigured mezzanine.
The project is scheduled for completion by 2006 at an estimated construction cost in excess of $80 million.