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T.F. Green Intermodal Facility, April Update

An aerial view of the Intermodal
April Construction Update

Construction of the Intermodal Facility is 78% complete and on schedule for opening in Fall 2010. Remaining work will focus on finishes such as framing, painting, etc. as well as final permitting inspections.

Terminal End Improvements (TEI)
A view of the Skywalk construction
At the TEI, all overhead hangers, ductwork and fan coil painting is complete. Metal ceiling panel erection is near complete as are installation of lights and sprinklers. Stainless steel decking and stanchions are installed. Fire proofing of steel frames at the stair tower has been begun. Panels over mechanical equipment at the TEI atrium have been installed. Escalators at TEI building are upright with minor electrical and minor mechanical work remains. Power distribution for mechanical and communication room are well underway. Drywall partitions are being installed on each floor.

A section of the moving walkway near completion
The Skywalk structure and mechanical equipment have been painted. The moving walkways continue to be assembled. Fitting and caulking of walkway stainless steel continues. Rough-in is ongoing for fire alarms, communication wires and lighting controls. Installation of metal frames surrounding fan coil units has been started with balancing of other mechanical equipments like sprinkler heads and duct work. The skywalk exterior is around 95% complete with minimal installation of glass and metal panels remaining. Painting at the knuckle stairways began in March.

Customer Service Operations Building (CSO)
Ceiling framework at the CSO
Detail work continues with door hardware installation. Ceiling metal frames continue. Mechanical devices are being tested including testing of glycol chilled water for the HVAC system. The heating system is being adjusted as well. Ceiling tile placement is nearly finished. Overhead rough-in for mechanical and electrical piping is ongoing at the 3rd floor. Installation of metal frames for tenant office walls is complete. Gypsum board installation will follow.

A view of the train tracks with the garage in the background.
Precast detail work at the south ramp and train platform is ongoing. Caulking and concrete topping continue. The garage canopy footings are now complete. Installation of curtain wall and waterproofing has been ongoing as well as installation of hoist beams, metal panels and roofing and closure details at the stair towers. Various mechanical electrical and plumbing system installations continue on all floors in the garage. Floor drains and fire protection sprinkler piping install also continue. Installation of perimeter fence and guard rail cable is completed. The escalators are on site being installed. Installation of the anti-projectile screen continues through April. The 12 foot excavation for the fueling tank was completed. The tanks have since been installed. At the QTA area, gas pumps have been placed at the 3rd and 4th floors and installation of fueling pipe and cat walks is ongoing.


Also read an article about the intermodal facility here.

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  • Due to the resolution of the image “A view of the train tracks with the garage in the background” it’s difficult to see clearly, but did they added a fourth track on the eastside of the platform?

  • I think that is the top of a fence and the catenary wires or somthing – looks like a 4th track, but its not. The western-most track will be the one used to access the MBTA platform (pictured as the track all the way to the right). I’ve heard that the facility is designed to accomodate a 4th track to the west (left in the picture) for a future AMTRAK platform should they decide to serve the airport.

  • Any update on the naming/branding contest?
    Wasn’t that slated to be announced at the end up April?

  • Anywhere else people would just refer to the facility it as the airport train station. This branding thing could end up being kind of hokey and forced even embarrassing depending of what’s chosen. Why not TF Green Station?

  • I think the contest was a marketing contest and not to actually provide a name that would be used on the actual station. It was contest to award someone’s marketing plan for a theoretical name (though I imagine if someone comes up with a stunning name and marketing plan, RIAC, RIDOT, whoever may be tempted to use it). I believe it will end up being called something like “T.F. Green Airport Station.”

    There are some MBTA maps out their that show it as “T.F. Green Airport” and indicate that it is planned or under construction.

    I sent an email to someone who may know the status of the contest.

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