Original Plans Will Be Used to Work on Two Stations, Both More Than 100-Years Old
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced plans to restore the historic Hastings-on-Hudson and Tuckahoe Metro-North station buildings.
Crews will ensure the historic structures will have architectural finishes as if they were just built by using the original station blueprints (known as “as-builts”) from 1901 for Tuckahoe and 1910 for Hastings. Spanish-style terracotta tiles that adorn the station roofs will be fully removed and replaced. These tiles will be complemented with full copper gutters, downspouts, flashing, and snowguards. New three-inch tongue and groove decking will be used on the canopies just as they were when they were built more than a century ago. As a finishing touch, the buildings’ exteriors will be repainted in their existing, original colors.
“Part of the magic of Metro-North Railroad is the beautiful station buildings that it inherited when it was created in 1983,” said Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi. “The goal of this project is to maintain that important history while providing our customers with safe, comfortable station buildings that are also beautiful places to start and end their day.”
“These station restoration projects will preserve their history and character while delivering modern infrastructure,” said MTA Construction & Development President Jamie Torres-Springer. “This innovative approach uses the original blueprints to meet today’s needs, achieving both preservation and modernization in one project.”
The restoration will conform with the U.S. Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and comply with the requirements of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Construction crews have mobilized at Hastings, and once complete, will proceed to Tuckahoe. First, crews will erect a sidewalk shed to isolate the work zone on the roof from the street and sidewalk below. Temporary striping and parking stalls will be installed to account for the footprint of the sidewalk shed. Next, roofers will work to remove the existing roof elements, perform any necessary rehabilitation to structural members, and lastly install the new roof. The anticipated completion of Hastings is in fall 2022 and Tuckahoe in spring 2023.