Metals in Construction: Number 7 Subway Line Extension
May 31, 2017
Dattner Architects and WSP’s Number 7 Subway Line Extension is featured in the Spring 2017 Edition of Metals in Construction. An integral part of the NYC Department of City Planning’s redevelopment plan for the far west side of Manhattan, Metals in Construction designates the new 34th Street/Hudson Yards station as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s “futuristic flagship.” The new station extended the Number 7 Subway line from its original terminus at Times Square along 41st Street and then south along Eleventh Avenue. The design addresses 21st century passenger safety, comfort, and convenience, as well as the technical system challenges such as egress, power, and ventilation.
It may seem odd for such an advanced station to appear at a site that looks “peripheral on the subway map,” but Metals in Construction counters that the station’s function and aesthetics do not rely on glitz, but rather on “the sturdiness of steel.” As our project continues to spur the development of new commercial and residential construction in a currently under-developed neighborhood, “this attractive new gateway will help the whole region discover the city’s promising western frontier.”