The gold-colored dome has been placed atop the new Schenectady Amtrak station.
Crews lifted it up Thursday morning as the station on Erie Boulevard gets ever closer to completion.
Though gold-colored, the dome is not actually made of gold. It’s a combination of elements applied to the structure resulted in the gold coloring, state officials say. It gets its color through a process that created a durable, corrosion-resistant coating.
The dome was purchased by DOT from Plattsburgh-based Murnane Building Contractors, which is building the train station. The company was awarded the $10.4 million contract to build the train station.
The station is expected to be complete in November.
The first phase of the project was the demolition of the former station. That was performed under a $5.4 million contract by Bette & Cring of Latham. That work also included repairs to the elevated viaduct that brings the tracks through downtown.
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Another view of the dome being placed atop the station. (Photo: Marc Schultz)