JAMAICA STATION EXPANSION
LOCATION: Queens, NY
OWNER: MTA / Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
START DATE: 01/2012
END DATE: 06/2020
Sowinski Sullivan collaborated on an architectural effort for the expansion of the LIRR Jamaica Station, which serves LIRR, NYC Transit, MTA Bus service, and the Air Train to JFK International Airport. The project scope included a new high-level platform that provides capacity for a new cross-borough scoot to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, New York. The new platform provides canopies, waiting rooms, stairs, elevators, escalators, signage, and LIRR typical platform amenities. Connections were made to the new platform from the existing Air Train building, Westerly Bridge, and Sutphin Boulevard. Tasks also included working with the team to interface with the SHPO and the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Sowinski Sullivan developed 3D BIM model of the existing station from the ground up, utilizing as-built drawings and field measurements. SSA also provided in-depth passenger flow and life safety analysis of the new and existing platforms capacity utilizing both NYS Building Code and NFPA 130. Coordination with the LIRR Fire Marshal’s office on the egress review for the platform expansion, culminated in an approved variance via NYS OGS, using NFPA 130 while matching the existing conditions.