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Fulton Center / Grimshaw

  • 09:00 - 14 January, 2016
Fulton Center / Grimshaw
Fulton Center / Grimshaw, Courtesy of James Ewing
Courtesy of James Ewing

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    • Design Team

      Primary headhouse building at the corner of Broadway and Fulton
    • Collaboration

      HDR (new entries and platforms) and Page Cowley (the Corbin Building)
    • Executive Architect

    • Prime Consultant and Structural Engineer

    • M & E Consultant

    • Quantity Surveyor

      VJ Associates
    • Main Contractor

      Plaza Schiavone Joint Venture
    • Consultants

      James Carpenter Design Associates (Sky Reflector-Net artwork)
    • Consultant Construction Manager

      PB-Bovis Lend Lease
    • Total Building Cost (total and square foot)

    • Lighting Manufacturer List and Applications

      Edison Price Lighting, Beta Lighting, Io Lighting, and ERCO
    • Approved Building Inspector

      MTA self-certify
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    Courtesy of James Ewing
    Courtesy of James Ewing

    Text description provided by the architects. Situated in the heart of Lower Manhattan, the Fulton Center is designed to be a catalyst for the redevelopment of the area. The dynamic transport environment is a vital link to this commercial center and its growing residential sector, streamlining connectivity between nine MTA New York City Transit subway lines (2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z and R) while enhancing the user experience for 300,000 daily transit passengers.

    Courtesy of James Ewing
    Courtesy of James Ewing

    The Fulton Center is organised around a large-scale atrium contained within an elegant, transparent façade. Tapered steel columns draw inspiration from the historic neighborhood’s cast-iron buildings and complement the integration and restoration of the adjacent Corbin Building.


    Carefully aligned entrances and exits allow the streetscape to permeate the building, defining clear and efficient pathways to all trains. Once beyond fare control and underground, passengers will encounter brighter, widened passageways with clear signage connecting the complex array of platforms.

    Courtesy of James Ewing
    Courtesy of James Ewing

    The transit hub’s atrium ascends to 120 feet and is topped by a conical dome centered on the concourse below.

    © Halley Tsai / Grimshaw
    © Halley Tsai / Grimshaw

    The central architectural concept of redirecting natural light deep into the transit environment culminates in the design of the dome’s interior and a new integrated artwork titled Sky Reflector-Net, a collaboration between Grimshaw Architects, Arup and James Carpenter Design Associates, with preliminary form-finding by Schlaich Bergermann und Partner, commissioned by MTA Arts & Design and MTA Capital Construction Company.

    Courtesy of James Ewing
    Courtesy of James Ewing

    Both a neighbourhood asset and regional interchange, the Fulton Center fulfills a significant civic role as a gateway to and from Lower Manhattan. Commuters and visitors alike arrive and depart through a memorable, contemporary urban transit center that celebrates the city’s history while looking forward to its optimistic future

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