7.8.11 Grand Staircase &  Under Jackson Plaza
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7.8.11 Grand Staircase &  Under Jackson Plaza 7.8.11 Grand Staircase & Under Jackson Plaza Presentation Transcript

  • Phase 2A
    In this slide show:
    Grand Staircase &
    Under Jackson Plaza
    July 8, 2011
  • The Jackson Plaza is now partially opened to the public.
  • Restoration of the Grand Stairs is nearly complete and will be open soon.
  • The black light post illuminates the plaza. Historic replicas of the original cast iron lights on the granite balustrade will be added later.
  • New flower baskets, lighting and gutters installed under the north side canopy.
  • This partial test-piece shows reproduced historiccopper flashings to be installed along the north and west canopy trim.
  • All chains supporting the canopy will be restored and painted.
  • Site of the 31 new geothermal wells. The wells are connected and reach the mechanical room under the plaza.
  • Terrazzo steps for the Grand Stairs delivered onsite for installation.
  • The Grand Stairs will be open to the public by fall 2011.
  • Stainless steel hand rails installed on the rehabilitated Grand Stairs.
  • The Grand Stairs provide access to the main waiting room and new baggage and ticket areas.
  • Installation of wooden counters in the baggage and ticketing area is underway.
  • Columns and structural shear wall recently painted for extra durability.
  • Electric lift will provide access for disable personnel from terminal level to Amtrak break room.
  • Lift seen from mezzanine level.
  • Steel guards provide safety when viewing the track.
  • New west side geothermal wells are waiting to be connected to the rest of system.
  • The geothermal wells will provide 100 percent heating and cooling for the entire building.
  • New guard plates were installed to protect structural columns along Jackson Street.