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A canopied station at South Ferry

by Benjamin Kabak

While we’re still waiting for the new South Ferry station to open after a delay of a few inches, Curbed snapped some photos of the station’s canopied entrance last week. The paneled glass cover is designed to protect the escalators from the elements while keeping people dry as they enter and leave the new terminal. Overall, it’s very reminiscent of the WMATA canopies down in DC.

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5 comments

Kevin February 12, 2009 - 3:26 pm

It looks almost the same as the entrance for Bowling Green near 2 Broadway.

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Scott E February 12, 2009 - 7:56 pm

Or the planned entrances for Second Avenue Subway (see pages 40-44 of the Community Board presentation here). I guess this is their new standard for entrances. I’m not sure what’s going on at the new #7 line stations though, and Fulton Street is anyone’s guess.

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Cap'n Transit February 13, 2009 - 12:24 am

Where’s Hector Guimard when you need him?

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Silivanov February 20, 2009 - 7:41 am

?????? 5, ?????? ????

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Tom D February 26, 2009 - 7:56 am

Putting glass over the steps in this area is dumb. The wind is going to play havoc with that. It already broke one of the pieces of glass already as you can see on the linked picture above.

I am amazed at how long this has taken to complete. Was due to finish intially in Aug 08, then pushed back to Dec 08, the it was Jan 09, now it’s apparently Apr 09. I look out my office window everyday and see these guys standing around in groups of 4 or 5 just talking. Got to love union labor! Talk about milking the system.

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