PACA was part of a multi-disciplinary team under the leadership of John DiDomenico / Parsons Brinckerhoff. PACA's scope of work was the repair and adaptive re-use of the abandoned ticket office which had been re-used as a fan room for the new commuter platform connecting the LIRR and the NYCTA passenger terminals. As part of our work, the Control House was moved and stored down the street for several years while work on the track was carried out below the original building site.
RELOCATION, ARCHITECTURAL REPAIR & ADAPTIVE RE-USE
Location: Times Plaza, Brooklyn New York
Prime Consultant: DiDomenico & Partners / Parsons Brinckerhoff
Contractor: Turner Construction Company & Schiavone Construction Co. LLC
Completion Date: 2003
ATLANTIC AVENUE CONTROL HOUSE
Times Plaza, Brooklyn New York
Atlantic Avenue subway entrance, with elevated railway and streetcar tracks. Detroit Publishing glass negative. Image ca. 1910, George Conrad Collection.
The building was brought back to the original location on a newly prepared pedestrian platform, Times Plaza (aptly named after the Brooklyn Daily Times offices located nearby). The fan room was removed and replaced by a skylight bringing natural daylight to the platform below.
The station, designed by Heins & LaFarge and completed in 1908, received a Lucy Moses Preservation Award from the NY Landmarks Conservancy in 2005.