The transit center features free-standing canopies cantilevering over the bus terminal shielding passengers from the weather, while allowing sunlight to pass through. Two overhead canopy structures cross over the ends of the three bus canopies. Passengers coming from Union Station enter the transit center through a building below the east crossover canopy.
SGH worked closely with the specialty contractor and steel fabricator to develop details accomplishing the design and construction goals for the canopy superstructures and entry building. We collaborated with the fabricator to detail connections, including steel beam and column penetrations for integral drains, lighting, and A/V equipment. SGH designed the following components:
Architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) canopy framing, including columns, tapered outriggers, and trusses
Framing connections and connections for architectural components attached to the canopy and entry building structures
Entry building structure
Base plates, anchor rods, and embedded pieces for attaching the canopy structures and rails to concrete foundations
Vertical laminated glass wind screens attached to the bus canopy