Architecture, Engineering, Transportation

A rider waits to board an arriving metro train in front of artwork on a glass partition wall at the new Union Station Second Platform in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. AECOM provided engineering services and architectural design for the expansion and renovation of the station. This expansion doubles the size of the current subway platform to relieve overcrowding and improve passenger circulation.

The project also includes a pedestrian corridor for GO Transit riders to bypass TTC’s paid area, and a separation of eastbound and westbound subway platforms.

The work also included new ventilation shafts with fire alarm and fire ventilation equipment and new electrical, mechanical and communication rooms. The structural features include cast-in-place concrete and complex utility support temporary works, while the mechanical features include heat conservation piping, unit heaters, split systems and basic access control systems.

This exposure was taken at 1/30th of a second, at f 5.6 at ISO 800 on a Canon 1Dx camera with 17mm tilt-shift lens on a tripod.

Photo © Robb Williamson / AECOM

Originally published Nov 2, 2015

Author: Robb Williamson