Central Subway Chinatown Station
San Francisco, CA
The Central Subway Station Project is an extension of San Franciso's Muni Metro light rail system. It consists of the construction of four new stations along a 1.7-mile alignment. Chinatown Station is one of the four stations built as part of this over $2 billion project.
Over 20,000 square feet of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Panels and 15,000 Square Feet of Swisspearl Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Panels were used in the construction of the new Chinatown Subway Station project. For the installation of the white perforated Swisspearl panels on the cavern walls, approximately 6,500 individual brackets had to be precisely positioned to tolerances of just 1/8". Aside from the aesthetics of the perforated Swisspearl panels, the perforations play a key role in the absorption of sound within the tunnel. The Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete panels in the stations head house and on the surface level areas consisted of a mixture of 3 different venice green finish types. Meridian Precast' responsibilities not only included the supply and installation of all the panels, but its design, engineering & planning as well.