Steel Shots: All Aboard!

The new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) began accepting passengers in California’s Orange County this week, and the building’s grand opening will take place this weekend.

The 68,000-sq.-ft transportation hub in downtown Anaheim provides multimodal transit services for rail, bus and roadway throughout Orange County. The building features a Metrolink/Amtrak concourse bridge and houses a grand hall as well as ticketing and retail space beneath an open steel structure.

Tubular steel creates criss-crossing lines for the station’s dome, forming diamond shapes that are filled with ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) plastic cushions to let in daylight; the largest installation of ETFE membrane pillows in North America. Beck Steel Inc. in Lubbock, Texas (an AISC Member and AISC Certified fabricator) was the project’s steel contractor.

The $188-million transportation center is expected to serve 10,000 commuters a day.

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