McLaren Revamps LIRR Headquarters

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SOURCE: lohud.com · PUBLISHED: November 13, 2013 · AUTHOR: Ernie Garcia

Who: Rick Mahoney, Associate Principal Structures, McLaren Engineering Group, West Nyack

What his team just finished: Facade renovation for Long Island Rail Road’s headquarters at Jamaica Station in Queens, which celebrated its centennial Oct. 23. Other contractors worked on the interior renovations, including the original terrazzo floors.

The particulars: The $8.5 million renovation had several challenges, such as removing lead paint and replacing some terra cotta decorations, all while keeping the building open and accessible to the 150,000 commuters who use the station weekdays.

Why they took the project: “I think it’s the challenge of doing a project like that,” said Mahoney, McLaren’s Jamaica Station project manager. “You have to invent ways of doing some of the projects that we do.”

Who they are: From Broadway theater renovations to sewer reconstruction, McLaren Engineering Group has completed more than 12,000 projects since 1977. Prominent jobs included foundation and structural design for the City Center in White Plains, custom systems design for Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity stage in Las Vegas and structural analysis and erection procedures for the cubic glass enclosure around Hayden Planetarium in New York City. About 150 people work in McLaren’s five offices around the country, including about 110 staffers in the West Nyack headquarters.

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