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White Flint Station, Montgomery County, MD


Design Completed 2009, Construction TBD


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority WMATA




Architectural Designer

White Flint Station is at the center of new development along Rockville Pike, and the community decided this focal point needs to reflect the community's goals and aesthetics. A North Entrance would serve the area across Old Georgetown Road and upgrade the existing South Entrance. With the reconfiguration of Rockville Pike into a pedestrian-oriented boulevard, the station improvements will enhance the east side of the roadway and provide a point of relief from the high-rise buildings. Due to the station's visibility from the surrounding towers, a green roof gives the setting a more park-like feeling.

With the trains in almost continuous operation, the new mezzanine and platform canopy will span over the existing platform and tracks, similar to Huntington Station, to prevent significant work on the current platform and allow continuous station use during construction. Foundations for the roof and mezzanine will be outside the operating train-way without disrupting service. During the four hours a day when the trains are not operating, precast beams will be placed over the tracks.

The platform canopy will have a skylight similar to the existing condition. The roof will gradually slope over the mezzanine to create a large overhang. A large circular skylight over the kiosk and gate area in the mezzanine area, the platform will retain its pylons and benches with up lights on the ceiling. The enclosure of the mezzanine will be a glass curtain wall system, similar to New York Avenue Station, that floats below the roof and allows ample airflow. The entrance overhang will cover both the entry and a bicycle storage area. Accessed by a keycard, the secured bike area, and a new newspaper kiosk in the new north plaza, where benches, trees, and landscape will provide a forecourt.

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