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    A mermaid statue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Wieland
    A mermaid statue.
    And maybe we can borrow that famous bronze statue of Poseidon from the National Archeological Museum in Athens and set it up on Neptune Avenue.

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    The steel frame is complete.


    View from the Boardwalk at Stillwell Ave.




    View from W12 St.

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    I was down in Coney Island today and, I have to say, the train station is stunning. The city has designed the station to be a real "arrival" point. The arch of the roof soars over the station's four platforms and 8 tracks and is really rather breathtaking.

    I can't help but think the city has something in the works for Coney Island or some developers who made commitments based upon the city's agreement to build a major arrival center. Looking at this station and its impressive dimensions and design, I can't believe they would build a station to "nowhere".

    Go and see it. You'll feel "someting's coming to Coney Island soon".

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    BrooklynRider, here is a thread with information on Coney Island renovation plans.

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    Wow....if it looks this good and it's still under construction, imagine what the finished product will be. How did we ever tolerate that old, cavernous monster that used to be there?

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    is that a solar roof I see?

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    Yup

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    Stunning.

    From the article BrooklynRider posted:


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    Stunning.
    Maybe. I've been to way too many shopping mall food courts to be impressed merely by a vaulted metal shed. I'll have to see in person...

    I could interpret it as an homage to Nathan's prominence in food courts across America.

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    Did the shopping mall food courts have trains running through them?

    A bit ironic this covers the lifeblood of the city then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhstockton

    Maybe. I've been to way too many shopping mall food courts to be impressed merely by a vaulted metal shed. I'll have to see in person...

    I could interpret it as an homage to Nathan's prominence in food courts across America.
    I think I was impressed from two vantage points. (1) Knowing what this station replaces, (2) The distance between the arched roof andthe platform gives it a cathedral like effect. It really is quite grand.

    The picture shows one track. The roof spans four tracks. Check it out in person, if you get a chance. You might not agree with "stunning", but I'm predicting you will come up with some positive adjectives.

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    I saw it today, realized that whatever line is running now isn't covered by the vaults and won't be.

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