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2.5.11 King Street Station -- Grand Staircase &  Under Jackson Plaza 2.5.11 King Street Station -- Grand Staircase & Under Jackson Plaza Presentation Transcript

  • Phase 2A
    In this slide show:
    Grand Staircase &
    Under Jackson Plaza
    February 5, 2011
  • Future station entrance from S Jackson Street across the new public plaza to the main waiting room via the Grand Staircase.
  • The grand staircase, shown here, will be restored before it is open to the public.
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  • The beautiful, original marble walls are in good condition.
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  • Top of grand staircase looking north across what will be the plaza towards the S Jackson Street.
  • Looking east on the first level just south of the edge of the plaza above.
  • The new elevator shaft takes shape.
  • A view of the grand staircase from underneath on the first level.
  • This rigid steel wall running north-south provides shock absorption during earthquakes.
  • A closer view of the steel shear wall that is part of the seismic structural upgrade.
  • A view from the southwest corner of the first level.
  • Facing northwest on the first floor below the plaza. Black drainage pipes run along the ceiling.
  • This north wall on the first floor is made of concrete bricks and supports the plaza above.
  • This massive shear truss is anchored in a grade beam foundation below. See earlier photos of this element before the floor was poured.
  • Mechanical room below the plaza.
    Mechanical room form below plaza.
  • The north wall on the first floor below the plaza facing east.
    Alternative view of plaza north wall.
  • Northeast corner of the first floor looking out on the tracks.
  • View out to east track through large window openings.
    View out to east track through large windows opening.
  • Wide view of the entire first floor below the plaza facing south.
  • structural steel
    The light cracks in from 2nd Ave. S Ext. above. Soon the plaza will merge with the sidewalk closing the gap.
  • Temporary supports await the permanent connections between the northeast corner of the plaza and the sidewalk.