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One Vanderbilt Transit Improvements

Creating a better east midtown

  • $220M

    Transit Improvements

  • 9

    New Connections

  • 750K

    Daily Commuters

  • New York, New York

    New York, New York

Designing transportation improvements that will ease the daily commute for thousands

Every day, 750,000 people pass through Grand Central Terminal: commuters, shoppers, diners. With the East Side Access scheduled for completion in 2023, the number of commuters is expected to grow significantly—straining already congested transit areas. Right across the street, One Vanderbilt Avenue has been granted zoning approval that will not only provide a world-class office building, but will deliver over $220 million in transit improvements to ease the congestion in the Midtown East Area.

And we’re preparing all the related transit design including a series of on- and off-site transportation improvements.

On-site, commuters will walk through a grand transit hall on 43rd street for direct access to the Grand Central Terminal Concourse. A new transit entrance on 42nd street will provide direct connections to the NYCT GCT - 42nd street station complex as well as the Long Island Railroad East Side Access concourse, 3 levels below.

Off-site, at the Lexington Station (part of the NYCT GCT - 42nd street station complex), we’ll open up platforms, modify existing stairs, and add new stairs to improve platform egress and safety. By expanding the mezzanine area in the basement of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, we’ll fully connect the station throughout. And underneath Lexington Avenue, we’ll reopen an existing passageway then add two new entrances, promoting access to and from the East side of Lexington Avenue.

Meet Our Team

Anne Marie Edden, Principal, Architect

For every problem, I believe there is a design solution that can provide real value to the public realm.

Stuart Lerner, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - North America

As a frequent user of all forms of transportation, I have a great appreciation for the evolution of transportation and how it will be sustainable for the next generation.
Stuart Lerner Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - North America Read More

Megan Lisbon, Associate, Senior Structural Engineer

The work we do improves the means of transportation in the community I live and work in—that keeps me motivated every day.
Megan Lisbon Associate, Senior Structural Engineer Read More

Bruce Cohen, Principal

I am energized by working with like-minded people who are dedicated to getting the job done in an efficient and professional manner.

Stella Fleshler, Project Architect

I enjoy working with my clients to design infrastructure that will work for the entire community and be kind to the environment.

Anne Marie Edden

Principal, Architect

Stuart Lerner

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - North America

Megan Lisbon

Associate, Senior Structural Engineer

Bruce Cohen


Stella Fleshler

Project Architect

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