New York, NY
at FXFOWLE Architects, NY


Location: New York, NY
Client: New York City Transit Authority
Program: Infrastructure
Status: Completed 2006

As the architects on a diverse multi-disciplinary team led by a DMJM-Harris/Arup joint venture, FXFOWLE designed Manhattan’s first new subway line in 50 years—the Second Avenue Subway line. It will ease congestion on the nearby Lexington Avenue line and provide a much-needed connection to mass transportation for the East Side. The new line spans 8.5 miles and includes 16 new stations with identities unique to their neighborhoods. Consistent throughout the line is the attention to environmental responsibility and maintainability. For example, heat removal is optimized through the use of underplatform and over-track exhaust systems, which will greatly reduce the burden on the ventilation and chiller systems and improve the comfort level and
safety of passengers.

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