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MTA’s Next Big Thing: Fulton Center
October 29, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$10
The New York Transit Museum will be hosting a lecture by the influential people behind the design and construction of what will be the “Downtown Grand Central Station”. Fulton Center, to be located at intersection of Fulton Street and Broadway, will connect 10 different subway lines the operate in lower Manhattan. The 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, E, J, N, R, and Z lines will all be accessible at this station. Originally scheduled to open on June 26, 2014, the station is still under construction.
Featured speakers include major architects and designers on the project. Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, a renown English architect of Grimshaw Architects, who is redesigning platforms and passenger access below ground. Mahadev Raman, the chairman of the American branch of the international design firm, Arup, who is the lead consultant for Fulton Center on project management, engineering and risk advise. James Carpenter, American light artist and designer of James Carpenter Design Associates, Inc, is also designing the Dey Street Entrance and the underground pedestrian tunnels. Grimshaw, Carpenter and Raman will discuss their challenges in building and completing such a massive construction endeavor which functions above and below ground and incorporates not only 10 subway lines, but a historic landmark building. Sherida Paulsen, a principal architect at PKSB, will moderate the conversation. For more pictures of the current design, click here.