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Pelham Parkway Station Rehabilitation


An elevated structure of the New York City subway system, the Pelham Parkway Station, originally opened in 1917, is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Metropolitan Transportation Authority/New York City Transit undertook a major rehabilitation of the steel-and-concrete structure, which spans Pelham Parkway's greenbelt at the intersection of White Plains Road in the Bronx. It was completed in January 2008. 

As part of a joint venture, we provided civil and structural engineering services to make the structure fully handicapped-accessible and to return the station to a state of good repair. One of the project’s key challenges was the design and construction of two new elevator towers while safeguarding the station’s original architectural integrity. 

Repairs and restoration included the station’s distinctive exterior concrete cladding and decorative tile; replication of original tile and mosaic tile interior finishes; restoration of the original color scheme and wood paneling; restoration of windows and roof structures along the platforms; and restoration of the views from the mezzanines and platforms overlooking Pelham Parkway. 

The rehabilitation has improved the station environment for the more than 7,000 travelers who use it on an average weekday and has preserved the station’s historic legacy as an example of early 20th Century engineering, architecture and community planning while ensuring its functionality for the 21st Century.