The Real Deal New York

$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

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