WSP, in joint venture with Bovis Lend Lease, served as consultant construction manager to MTA Capital Construction Company (MTACC), ensuring that construction was carried out in accordance with the approved design, and advising MTACC on issues that arose during construction.
Given the complexity of the new structure, and the need to maintain 24/7 passenger access to all subway lines, managing the construction process posed a number of challenges.
Before construction could begin on the main structure, four existing buildings had to be demolished and the 125-year- old Corbin Building was rehabilitated to become part of the Fulton Center complex.
Major challenges during construction included consolidating multiple communications systems—for functions such as fire alarm, public address, and smoke exhaust—into a central command center in the new building.
The Fulton Center is connected to the nearby World Trade Center complex, offering a connection to the E and 1 subway lines and the PATH trains between New Jersey and the World Trade Center.