This graphic is not to be missed, and I almost did! Yesterday the Times reported on the fact that transportation activists fought MTA about the Fulton Street Transit Center and won. I had been critical of this project, which is so important to the revitalization of Lower Manhattan, because it backed away from fixing some aspects of the tangle f**k of subway lines that connect underground while spending huge amounts of money on architecture. No objection from me about grand architectural gestures, and even in its scaled back form is a lovely design by Grimshaw, but my point was, let’s not lose sight of the point: transportation.
Even better than glossy renderings is a groovy graphic (really, it’s more like animation) the Times has put together showing how a passenger will traverse the Fulton station, and connect all the way to the Calatrava PATH station at Ground Zero. In otherwords, this shows how the the transit hub will actually be used by people, not just as a piece of eye-candy. Click here for the Times graphic.