• 2023
  • Conventional Tunneling (NATM/SEM)
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Design and Planning of New Passageway Tunnel for Circulation Improvements at Grand Central — 42nd Street Station, New York City


The design and planning for the construction of a new passageway to improve access and circulation to better accommodate anticipated increased passenger flow within Grand Central— 42nd Street Station. The passageway includes the break-in of an over 100-year-old station cavern with an innovative design implementing a protective structure above the existing track to allow for safe train operations and passenger circulation during construction. Construction of the new passageway follows the Sequential Excavation Method. This paper will present the innovative solutions that went into the preliminary design and planning considering construction access, site logistics, risk management, structural retrofitting, instrumentation and monitoring, and impact assessments.

2023 Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference Proceedings
June 11-14, 2023, Boston, MA (Reda, D., Valdivia, A., & Gall, V. E.)
Copyright holds Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME). Full proceedings volumes can be found on website at www.smenet.org.