ESA Project Wins ACEC New York Top Award

The Grand Central Madison Project, formerly known as East Side Access (ESA), won the Diamond Award at the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York’s (ACEC New York) 57th annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala at the New York Hilton Midtown on Sunday April 13.

East Side Access extends the Long Island Rail Road from Queens to a new terminal, Grand Central Madison, below the existing Grand Central Terminal. The project eases congestion at Penn Station, saves time for commuters, and increases the region’s passenger rail capacity—transforming rail transportation between New York City and Long Island.

Gall Zeidler Consultants (GZ) is proud to have been involved in this project since its inception and we congratulate the MTA and all project participants for this prestigious award. GZ has been providing tunnel engineering and construction management services for this Program to the General Engineering Consultant (GEC) since year 2000. GZ participated in the tunnel and the cavern design, structural and geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring programs, waterproofing and final lining design, and provided construction management and inspection services for various project elements.

For the entire press release by the ACEC New York, please visit this page.

If you are interested in GZ’s involvement with the project, visit our project page.

Completed Terminal at Grand Central Madison, formerly known as East Side Access.