New York City transit managers had learned in 1999 that a portion of the ceiling at 181st Street was at risk of collapse. However, it did not begin a comprehensive assessment of the ceiling’s condition until June 2009. On Aug. 16, 2009, at 10:18 p.m., a large section of the arched brick ceiling at the 181st Street Station on the IRT Line fell onto the platforms and tracks. Fortunately, no one was injured by the falling bricks and subway service to the station was immediately suspended.

After an exhaustive NYC Transit Authority testing regiment and evaluation of all the anchoring systems available in the U.S. The Cintec custom designed anchoring solution was selected to hold up the fire and water proof ceiling panels over the train station. Cintec anchors were also selected to retain the bricks that line the walls.

All of the contraction was done on raised platform above the train station and the tracks. Keep in mind this station is 120 feet below ground.

The overhead panels had to be raised in place up to the ceiling with a custom designed crane which were then attached to a mounting clip system that is held in place by the Cintec anchors.
Cintec The overhead panels had to be raised in place up to the ceiling with a custom designed crane which were then attached to a mounting clip system that is held in place by the Cintec anchors.
The ceiling panel attachment at the side wall and an additional anchor in the center edge of the panel attachment to the ceiling.
Cintec The ceiling panel attachment at the side wall and an additional anchor in the center edge of the panel attachment to the ceiling.
The new panels are attached to the ceiling.
Cintec The new panels are attached to the ceiling.