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Underground Vault
Shubert Theater

New Haven, CT

In this unique project, BAC was to rebuild a major electrical distribution vault that is underground, in front of the Shubert Theater. The roof of the vault is the sidewalk for pedestrians on a busy downtown street. The vault is actually a double vault end-to-end, each part 12' wide by 30' long, and the vault is against the basement wall of the theater. Water was leaking into the vault, causing corrosion.

BAC removed the roof/sidewalk and poured a roof in place. The sidewalk/roof has hatchways and ventilation grates in it. We exposed the brickwall of the basement in order to stop the water leaking. Though a transformer in the vault was removed, there were still live wires in the vault as we worked. The walls of the building, above ground level, are glass and so had to be protected. Using temporary traffic and pedestrian detours, the new sidewalk/roof was completed and the granite curb was reset.
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