Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Alewife Intermodal Transportation Facility – *

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Alewife Intermodal Transportation Facility – *

1,000,000 gsf, 2,050 parking spaces | $84,000,000 | 1985

Alewife Station is a major transfer facility on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Red Line Extension, which runs from Harvard Square to North Cambridge.

 

The station houses a subway platform for six-car trains, a 12-berth bus platform, drop-off areas for automobiles and taxis, parking for 2,050 cars, and an array of service facilities that includes coffee bars, newsstands, and fast-food restaurants.

 

The building consists of more than one million square feet, distributed over four levels. Escalators and glass-enclosed elevators integrate the interior. Natural light, landscaping, and artwork – coordinated with the Cambridge Arts Council – contribute to enlivening passenger waiting areas. The forms, volumes, and materials of the exterior articulate the station’s various components and express a dynamic, contemporary image for public transportation.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Alewife Intermodal Transportation Facility – *