26 September, 2016

Port Authority Designs Revealed

Our team, led by Archilier Architects, has been chosen as a finalist in the Port Authority of NY/NJ in its competition to design a new bus terminal for New York City! The Port Authority solicited conceptual plans for a new bus terminal on the west side of Manhattan that can replace the current 65-year-old station. Today, the terminal accommodates 7,000 buses and 220,000 passenger trips each weekday. In 25 years, the Port Authority estimates that ridership will increase 35 - 51%. Our team proposes a 4 million SF terminal topped with a 9.8 acre rooftop park and a 33,000 SF plaza on 8th Avenue. The new terminal acts as 'connective tissue' between Hell's Kitchen and Hudson Yards. The rooftop park includes native planting, reflecting pools, a restaurant, bar, and art gallery. The plaza at 8th Avenue and 42nd Street provides a much needed public open space and a grand stair that connects the street level to a pedestrian concourse and the lobby of the new terminal.

 

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