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Watch the MTA Assemble a Prismatic Tunnel To The Sky

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The Fulton Street Transit Center currently being built in the Financial District of Manhattan is shaping up to be not only the biggest place to catch a train in the five boroughs, but also the coolest. Where normally you'd expect the MTA to build tunnels through the ground, at Fulton Street they've assembled one to the sky. The MTA released a time-lapse video and a new set of photos that show a massive net lined with reflectors being installed inside the $1.4 billion dollar hub.


The net was installed over April and May of this year as part of an initiative to unite architecture, art, and natural lighting for the approximately 300,000 people they expect will use the station everyday. It will have eleven subway lines, and opens in 2014.

The Fulton Street Transit Center was designed by Grimshaw Architects with the help of James Carpenter Design Associates; the sky reflector is the largest piece of artwork the MTA has ever commissioned.


All Media Courtesy of MTA/ Images by Patrick Cashin