George Washington Bridge bus station to get $183M renovation

TRD New York /
Jul.July 27, 2011 09:38 AM

A long-delayed plan to refurbish and expand the 294,000-square-foot George Washingon Bridge bus station at 4211 Broadway in Upper Manhattan is back on track, the New York Times reported, with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey voting to proceed with a $183.2 million renovation.

The Port Authority has teamed up with principals from Palm Beach, Fla.-based SJM Partners and New York’s Slayton Equities. Together, the team will manage the space for 99 years under the terms of a lease signed July 21. The Port Authority will give $83.2 million toward the renovation project while the developers will contribute $100 million.

“There’s been a long time when we’ve wondered, how do you transform what’s really just plastic unappealing space?” said Christopher Ward, the executive director of the Port Authority. “The challenge is, the industrial architecture of 1960s transportation facilities does not always lend itself to a modern retail world.”

The renovation will quadruple the retail space at the station to 120,000 square feet and increase the number of gates to 22 from 17, to help alleviate crowding, the Times said.

The renovation is slated to start in 2012 and be completed by spring 2013. Previous plans for renovations were shelved as a result of the financial crisis. [NYT]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Governor Andrew Cuomo (inset) and a rendering of LaGuardia's AirTrain (Credit: Getty Images, ANewLGA)

AOC joins in fight against Cuomo’s $2B LaGuardia AirTrain project

Cushman & Wakefield CEO Brett White and the Oculus (Credit: Cushman & Wakefield and Unsplash)

Cushman’s management contract at Oculus extended despite woes

The architect claims the design, construction and marketing of the tower rips off the design of a tower he planned and modeled for his thesis

Lawsuit over WTC design is whittled down

Families that made New York City: The legacy of the Rockefellers

Families that made New York City: The legacy of the Rockefellers

Santiago Calatrava with the Constitution Bridge in Venice and the Oculus (Credit: Getty Images)

It’s not just the leaking Oculus: Santiago Calatrava hit with suit over Venice bridge

Kevin O'Toole of the Port Authority with Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Javits Center (Credit: Wikipedia)

Port Authority considering three options for new Midtown bus terminal

Port Authority puts the kibosh on selling  Red Hook Container Terminal

Port Authority puts the kibosh on selling
Red Hook Container Terminal

Port Authority

Is this tax break for commercial properties really a kickback?

arrow_forward_ios
Loading...