Fulton Street Transit Center
New York, NY, USA
Situated in the heart of Lower Manhattan, Grimshaw’s MTA Fulton Street Transit Center is designed to be a catalyst for the redevelopment of the area. Handling an average of 275,000 passengers per day and linking eight subway lines, the station complex is one of New York City’s busiest underground transit interchanges.
The MTA appointed Grimshaw, with Arup, to develop designs for a new transit hub, with re-engineered platform and passenger access below ground. The Transit Center is organised around a grand civic space at its core. This atrium design is topped by a glass oculus and defined by a hyperbolic paraboloid cable net, stretched within a cone, developed in partnership with artist James Carpenter. This cable net supports an inner skin of filigree metal reflector panels, optimised to capture and distribute year round daylight to the deepest levels of the transit centre. The planning of the building is organised to streamline the transfer of passengers around the central space, providing an intuitive means of wayfinding.
- Arup / MTA – New York City Transit
- 34,003 sq m / 366,000 sq m
- Completion Date:
- Selected Awards
- MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2006
- Images courtesy of the NY MTA and Arup