All Aboard Florida Fort Lauderdale Station

The downtown Fort Lauderdale station provides a modern gateway into the city and Broward County. The 60,000-square-foot station and platform include parking facilities and a multi-story lobby spanning an elevated passenger lounge.

The station features stacked glass boxes that span a city street below. The support structures of concrete V-beams changed from the original design to tilt-up. The tilt-up method created a complex system of panels where some were V-shaped and others were trapezoidal shape. Those required compound angle forming, intricate notching, stepping at horizontal beam sections, and recessed block-out locations that would contain LED lighting projecting upward.

The design needed to integrate the tilt-up exterior with cast-in-place elevated floors and roof in a way that worked visually and practically, especially in regards to mitigating and preventing damage from train vibrations. The integration of tilt-up and cast-in-place concrete required massive steel-embedded elements to facilitate the permanent, rigid panel-to-panel and panel-to-cast-in-place connections.

In order to maintain the look the architects and owners wanted, the width of the joints between panels and cast-in-place elements were largely concealed to mimic the original design. The design and construction of this state-of-the-art station required extensive creative thinking, planning and careful execution from start to finish.

 
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Project Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
United States

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Project Team

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
Woodland Tilt-Up
Architect:
Zyscovich Architects
Engineer:
LJB Inc.
Suppliers:
 
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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Transportation
Building Types:
Transportation Hub
Finishes:
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Angled Panels (Elevation-Edge/Shape)
Voids
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
3
Number of Panels:
82 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
39,218 sq ft (3,643 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
48,288 sq ft (4,486 sq m)
Project Footprint:
24,140 sq ft (2,243 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
43 ft 7 in (13.28 m)
Widest Panel:
70 ft 1 in (21.36 m)
Largest Panel:
1,120 sq ft (104.0 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
115,500 lbs (52,390 kg)