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Toronto firm designs structure over Manhattan railway hub

Entuitive of Toronto is the structural engineer for an innovative transportation project over a railway track New York City.


Entuitive of Toronto is designing the Manhattan West Platform, a structure over busy commuter rail lines in New York.
Entuitive of Toronto is designing the Manhattan West Platform, a structure over busy commuter rail lines in New York.

Entuitive of Toronto is the structural engineer for an innovative transportation project over a railway track New York City.

The Manhattan West Platform is the first stage in a commercial development project to reclaim 2.6 acres of land over the busiest commuter rail corridor in North America. Working with the existing footprint required a new approach to delivering a transportation solution to the busy metropolis.

Set to open in 2014, the platform will serve as the foundation for a plaza and public space over previously uncovered railway tracks. The plaza is part of a new 5.4-million sq.ft. office development in west Manhattan.

The project requires constant coordination with Amtrak and the Long Island Railway, and with the design and construction of Amtrak’s new high-speed rail terminal at Moynihan Station, directly east of the site.

Brookfield Properties retained Entuitive to design the foundations and platform support beams, and to develop the structural design of the long-span platform. The design involves a 240-ft. span platform structure using post-tensioned precast technology, a rarity among commercial construction projects.


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1 Comment » for Toronto firm designs structure over Manhattan railway hub
  1. cyus says:

    Canadian Engineers are in forefront of providing services to the public not only in Canada but also in USA and around the world. Congrats to P.E.O and OSPE for regulating and supporting the Professional engineers to glorify.
    Now our mechanical and aero- space engineers have to build another like “Arrow airplane” or something in air Cargo industry to have something to say. Go Canada Go!!!!!!
    If our Maple did not win, that is why we were busy do better things!!!!!!

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