Notice that the perimeter columns are tapered at the top (and as seen in the last photo appear to taper inwards at the bottom, too).
This is a great addition to downtown. Hopefully, one day, one can board a 15 minute express train to JFK from here.
I used this station today. They beautifully restored some magnificant, terra cotta art work.
Yeah, they kept all the Marine something or other panels. The baby blue frosted tile seems a little strange right now, but I think when it's all more consistent, it'll look better. I am hoping they are reopening the Northern entrance to the station complex at Beekman and Nassau, it looks like they are. I don't remember this being discussed in the plans, though. The Dey St. headhouse has really been coming together fast in the past few days too. I suspect that's going to open well in advance of the Occulus building.
I can't imagine that they would shut down an old entrance(?)
They opened a new entrance on Broadway and Fulton today. Goes right inside the bowels of the new occulus already.
The MTA closes down quite a few old entrances (sadly). Some of the Central Park West Stations have more closed entrances than open ones. Many are completely tiled over now. Most entrances the MTA closed were in the 80's and due to crime, such as the 52nd St entrances to the 8th Ave line. Others, such as the tunnel from 8th ave to 7th ave at 14th street closed because of odd ball renovations that made them unusable. The north entrance to the J/M/Z platform has been closed for some time. It may have just been to cheap out on additional fare control, which was another reason they used to close entrances. Finally, some entrances are "too close" to another so they close those. For example the south entrance to the 168th St station was closed forever ago. It's at about 166/167. They also closed the northern entrance to the 163rd street stop, because it's actually at 165th st a block and a half away. Oh well.
MTA is re-opening two long-closed entrances to the Broadway / Lafayette / Bleecker BDFM station - now being reconfigured as a huge interconnecting transfer station connecting with the 6 line (set to open next year). There is an existing stair that has been gated off on the north side of Mulberry at Houston that will be re-activated. And they've just cut a big hole in the side walk on the north side of the Puck Building along Houston Street to access a covered over stairway there. Plus there is a new elevator at street level that is nearly complete on the north side of Houston at Crosby Street.