Honolulu Rail Transit (HART) Station Canopies
Geiger Engineers designed the fabric, cables, and supporting structure for the canopies at stations along the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project (HHCTCP). The graceful tensile membrane canopies will protect riders from the sun and rain. The scope of work included a number of unique shapes for individual station's canopies, all designed to bring a unified style to the rail line. The canopies have three to six bays covering 150-230 lineal feet of station platform including the guideway. Canopy surface areas range from 3,300 sq ft to 7,500 sq ft. Geiger's work provided enhanced value by tailoring the canopies’ structural system to significantly reduce demand on the guideway platforms which would be designed by others.