Initial reactions to the proposed changes to the historic terminal were mixed, as many people were worried how the removal of the 30-year-old Big Boards might impact the character of the building. With the new boards now in place, the public reviews have been widely favorable.
“Now that the boards are complete, they are now being viewed as a much-needed improvement that maintains—and does not impede—the beauty of Grand Central Terminal,” Antonios said.
“Our team feels very proud to be performing work in such a historic landmark that is at the center of our city’s fabric,” said Ray Moran, project manager. “Being able to contribute to the improved and continued operations of Grand Central Terminal into the future is a great feeling for an engineering and construction management team.”
Prior to this program, WSP has completed numerous successful construction management projects for Metro-North Railroad, including rehabilitation of the Harlem River Lift Bridge, Harlem Line Drainage Improvements, Otisville Tunnel Rehabilitation and the Grand Central Terminal leak remediation.
“We’ve built an excellent working relationship with MTA Metro-North Railroad and look to continue delivering successful projects with them,” Moran said.
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