THE JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIRTRAIN JFK TERMINAL AT JAMAICA, QUEENS, NYC

The AirTrain JFK light rail system, which services JFK International Airport, has a major mass transit connection at the existing Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Station in Jamaica, Queens. Constructing the new transit center adjacent to and above the operating LIRR station presented many challenges. Connection to the New York City Transit's (NYCTA) subway system and construction of a basement for the new transit center building required deep excavations adjacent to operating tracks. These excavations had to be accomplished in very confined work areas and executed without excessive lateral deflection. The AirTrain JFK transit center Mezzanine Bridge was constructed over 12 operating rail tracks. It is supported on relatively high capacity mini-piles drilled through the existing station platforms. Existing 100-year old, precast concrete piles were re-used to support reconstructed platforms and historically restored platform canopies. The main transportation building, which will ultimately be a seventeen-story mixed used office building, is founded on 1,900 kN (210 Ton) Taper Tube piling.

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  • Accession Number: 00987944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407444
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2005 12:00AM