Construction Update: Fulton Transit Center

The Fulton Center is almost finished, and glass is finally being installed along the base. The project will connect 11 different MTA lines, so it will be incredibly important once complete. The actual transit center is quite underwhelming for a price-tag of $1.4 Billion, though perhaps the interiors will prove otherwise. The architects of the project are James Carpenter Design Associates.

The ‘oculus,’ which rests on top of the base, is the Fulton Center’s distinguishing element. Unfortunately it lacks prominence, and the below photos show the oculus’ lack of visibility from most angles. The aesthetic of the oculus is secondary to its function–allowing natural light into Fulton Center, in turn creating an open and inviting public space. This is something all public works projects should strive for.

Completion of the Fulton Center is slated for mid-2014 per the MTA. Like all timetables released by the MTA, that is probably tentative.

Fulton Center
Fulton Center

Fulton Center
Fulton Center

Fulton Center
Fulton Center

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