Fulton Transit Center gets its glass top
The $497 million needed to construct the long-delayed Fulton Street Transit Center will be paid entirely through President Obama's economic stimulus package, MTA officials said today.
The project calls for a 12-subway hub with an above-ground, glass-covered pavilion to replace the current maze of loosely-linked stations.
The original designs of the above-ground glass structure called for an oculus that would reflect light into the station. The plans were later simplified to only include skylights.
Construction on the glass structure could begin in 2010, said Michael Horodniceanu, president of the agency's capital construction division, according to a Jan. 29 New York Post report.