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$1.4B Fulton Center transit hub ready for riders — finally

Ten years in the making, station connects nine subway lines, will serve 30,000 riders a day

November 10, 2014 09:00AM

Fulton Transit Center

Fulton Transit Center

The station of the 21st century has opened.

After more than 10 years of construction, the 180,000-square-foot Fulton Center opened on Sunday, connecting the new World Trade Center to the rest of the city, according the Associated Press. The transit hub, which cost $1.4 billion to build, will serve roughly 300,000 riders every day and includes retail and office space.

The state invested $850 million in the project, the federal government paid the rest. The new Fulton Center, which has 27 entrances, connects the 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines as well as the A, C, J, Z and R lines. A tunnel, set to open sometime next year, links the Fulton Center to the Santiago Calatrava-designed PATH station that is under construction. [AP, Crain’s] — Claire Moses

  • sackpersonn

    300,000 daily riders, not 30,000

  • New Man

    So, for reference, the Cost Per Sq Ft to build a Subway station is $7,775 PSF.
    (excluding the time-value-of-money across 10 years…)

  • New Man

    Oh, by the way; 1 World Trade Center,105-story, 2.6 million-square-foot reinforced to withstand terror attacks, cost $1,250 per sq ft to build.

  • Joy from Brooklyn

    Could anything uglier have been planted there? I mean, how brainwashed do the masses have to be, not to “get it?” Seems very lightly. Oh yeah, relax the rules on that toke and everybody will feel happy and high while they’ve erected (in every sense of the word) a giant hideous tomb-like structure of their own arrogance at the World Trade Center: which, until bin Laden came along, AND until THEY came along, has always been synonymous with the Twin Towers.
    Here’s the REAL history of Fulton Street, which the glitzy media beast has not breathed of:
    After 9/11, when the acrid smoke and chalky white dust of death and destruction were still in the air, one-by-one, the small, privately-owned businesses courageously opened their doors. The little people. The shoe-repair shop in the Fulton Street subway. The clothing stores. The dentist’s office. The eateries. The real New York.
    They harked from many nations, cultural and religious backgrounds, and stood side-by-side as one to give of themselves to revitalizing the area.
    Day after day, they battled severe depression. Compounded by the death sentence rendered them for their efforts: the forcing closed of their doors again by corporate and political locusts who would tear down their buildings, their small individual shops, their American dream, and replace them with yet another product of Papa Chase, Daddy Starbucks and their mother-Citi. A soulless Tyre and Sidon cash-in for themselves bought with hard-working blood of taxpayers… and the OTHER HEROS of 9/11.

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