The Intermodal Project is now approximately 65% and on target for a Fall 2010 opening.
Escalator installation at the TEI
Terminal End Improvements (TEI)
Escalators were dropped through the roof of the building and have now been installed in their permanent positions from the first to the fourth level. Elevators at the TEI site being installed work continuing throughout January. The bridge ceiling has been sprayed with cementitious fireproofing. Ceiling ductwork, fan coil units, and overhead hanger rough-in work are now taking occurring. The stair tower is now receiving metal panels and curtainwalls are being set in place.
A view of the moving sidewalk installation
The moving walkways’ installation and assembly is continuous. Stanchions are being aligned and leveled by laser at walkway sections 1, 2, 4 and 6. Electrical distribution is being wired from the electrical room located in the walkway’s “knuckle” to the curtainwall light fixtures. Insulation is being hung at various points throughout the skywalk. The ceiling and mechanical equipment continues to be painted white in increments. Glass installation at the knuckle began in December and continues.
A view of the skywalk connection to the CSO
Customer Service Operations Building (CSO)
Final detailing of the CSO building exterior was completed in December. Permanent light fixtures for the first floor are now on site. Permanent mechanical equipment and electrical power are near completion and the heating system should be ready for “start-up” in January. The curtainwall is being hung on the “Connector Bridge” between the CSO building and the Garage. Exterior metal panels are also being installed. The doors connecting the CSO to the Skywalk and the Connection Bridge have been framed and will remain temporary as construction continues in this area.
The garage spanning the train tracks
Foundations at stairway 7 were formed and poured in December. The precast garage was also erected and detailed. Stair 1, along Jefferson Blvd., was installed as well as doors and hardware at the Electrical rooms. Fire protection piping and permanent power distribution were ongoing processes in the garage. Several light posts were raised on the 6 floor. The elevator pits on the east side of the railroad tracks have been waterproofed. The 3, 4, & 5 level fueling canopies at the fueling platform have been installed. All three of these levels also now have fuel pipe transition sheds installed. The concrete pilings for the shoring system have been poured in preparation of setting the fueling tanks.
In reference to the image of the building spanning over the train tracks, we may be viewing an incomplete condition. What is shown is a grouping of three parallel tracks and one platform located to the east of the tracks. Is it planned to build a second platform to the west of the tracks? And, if not is there an allowance to provide a second platform in that location in the future?
Also, there is a empty area beyond the column line east of the platform. The headroom for that empty area is the same height as over the tracks. What is the intended future use for this empty area?
“Is it planned to build a second platform to the west of the tracks? And, if not is there an allowance to provide a second platform in that location in the future?”
The facility is designed to accomodate a 4th track to the west of the existing 3, which is the space to the west you mention. A second platform would be placed to the south of the structure (basically on the other side of what is in that picture). If built, this would be the AMTRAK platform and spur that they require to serve the airport.
“Also, there is a empty area beyond the column line east of the platform. The headroom for that empty area is the same height as over the tracks. What is the intended future use for this empty area?”
Not 100% sure, but I can try to find out.