Buildings

Sky Reflector of the Fulton Center

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Situated in the heart of Lower Manhattan, the Fulton Street Transit Center is designed to revitalize the area and will become a jewel of New York City transit system. Handling an average of 300,000 passengers per day and linking eight subway lines, the station complex is one of New York City’s busiest underground transit interchanges.
A hyperbolic-like cable net stretches within the conical atrium design. The cable net supports an inner skin of diamond shaped perforated aluminium reflector panels, optimised to capture and distribute year round daylight to the deepest levels of the transit centre.

Location
New York City, NY, USA
Architect
Grimshaw Architects, New York, JCDA
Cooperation
James Carpenter Design Associates (JCDA), New York
Owner
Metropolitan Transportation Authority MTA, New York
Partner
Hans Schober

Technical Data

Height
25 m
Diameter
lower steel ring 22 m, upper of steel ring 16 m
Cables
steel, Ø 6 mm

Location