Metra Tinley Park Station
The Metra Tinley Park Station was designed by Legat Architects and was nominated in 2018 by the American Institute of Architects as one of 150 Great Places of Illinois for its architectural significance. The interior’s 3-inch wood deck ceiling with exposed beams, and steep roof lines are reminiscent of the Arts & Craft style, which was popular in America in the early 20th century.
GAC provided construction services for this notable 3,600 square foot train station for Metra. The station provides transportation services to Chicago LaSalle Street Station for nearly 1,000 passengers on any given workday. The challenge for GAC was to keep Metra services fully functioning, while maintaining construction operations, which they managed with creative scheduling and phasing. The project included the soil remediation of hazardous materials, the building of two 800-foot platforms for pedestrian onboarding at the inbound and outbound tracks, the construction of the depot and the installation of handcrafted high-end materials, including specialty copper, slate roofing, natural stone veneers, cherry finishes, large stain glass window and elaborate mill work.