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MNR Harlem 125th Street Station Improvements

Metro-North’s Harlem 125th Street Station is located in East Harlem on East 125th Street between Park Avenue northbound and Park Avenue southbound, under the Park Avenue Viaduct. It is a major Metro-North commuter rail hub, serving Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

The station complex, constructed in 1897, has a New York State Historic Preservation Office (NYSHPO) Opinion of Eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

SIMCO is the Prime Consultant responsible for project management, delivery, alternatives identification and analysis, site/civil/utilities, electrical engineering, agency coordination, MPT, constructability review, construction phase services, and related activities.

This project involves design and construction phase services for demolition and design of new steel stairs for replacement of the two stairs south of East 125th Street. The existing stairs were severely deteriorated and did not meet the current NYS Building Code (see photo middle left). The new stairs are steel stringers and guardrails with aluminum treads and risers and stainless steel hand rails. The stairs are historically sensitive, NYS Building Code compliant, and designed to be resistant to deterioration by deicing salt.

The project was coordinated with numerous stakeholders, including various user departments within MTA Metro-North Railroad, NYCEDC, NYCDOT OCMC, SHPO, and others. Utilities within the project area were identified and contacted for coordination for underground facilities in the area, including Con Edison (electric and gas), Verizon, Empire City Subway, NYCDEP sewer and water, Time Warner, and MTA NYC Transit.