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    PA IN GEAR FOR BUS-DEPOT REHAB

    By TOM TOPOUSIS


    IN THE HEIGHTS: Artist's rendition of the planned rehab for the Broadway bus station in Washington Heights.

    Last updated: 5:14 am
    October 16, 2008
    Posted: 4:42 am
    October 16, 2008

    The Port Authority yesterday unveiled designs for its planned, $152 million overhaul of the aging George Washington Bridge bus station in Washington Heights, including a two-block section along Broadway.

    The project will include a full renovation of the depot, which was built in 1963, and a fourfold increase in the amount of retail space.
    Under the agreement with retail developer Acadia Realty Trust, the firm will spend $102 million on the renovations, while the PA will chip in $52 million. A lease is expected to be finalized in 2010, when work would begin.

    "We're moving ahead and we don't anticipate any problems," said PA spokesman Steve Coleman of the prospects of raising funds for the project, despite the current financial crisis.

    The project will create 119,000 square feet of retail space. Current tenants include an OTB parlor, newsstands and assorted shops. Leases for new stores are expected to be signed within a year.

    Storefronts on both sides of Broadway, between 178th and 179th Streets, would be expanded.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/10162008...hab_133844.htm

    Copyright 2008 NYP Holdings, Inc.

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    This renovation is long overdue. Finally, Upper Manhattan can have a major Bus Terminal to call its own.

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    Wow. That looks amazing, hope they come out with more renders. BTW when are they going to start working on this one?

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    According to NY1, work should begin in 2010.


    From NY1:

    "Work is expected to begin in 2010. Leases for new stores are expected to be signed within a year.
    Storefronts on both sides of Broadway between 178th and 179th Streets will also be expanded."

    http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beat...n/Default.aspx

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    Thanks I guess I could have done a little better research

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    Can you actually see this from anywhere? I've been over the GWB plenty of times and never noticed this unusual-looking bus station.

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    You catch a glimpse of it when you're heading west over the bridge and exiting onto the Henry Hudson.

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    Port Authority to renovate George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal


    George Washington Bridge Bus Station, on Broadway between West 178th-179th Streets in Washington Heights.
    Built: 1963; Architect: Pier Luigi Nervi.
    (amNewYork Photo/ Lane Johnson / December 20, 2007)


    Sharon McHugh
    US Correspondent | Wednesday 14 Jan 2009


    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has given the green light to a $152 million renovation of the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal. Designed in 1963 by Italian architect Luigi Nervi, the three level station, which is recognized worldwide for its innovative concrete structure, serves an estimated five million people a day and sorely needs a major overhaul.

    Retail developer Acadia Realty Trust and New York architect STV have been tapped for the station job, which includes increasing retail space fourfold from a current 30,000 sq ft to 120,000 sq ft and accommodating 50% more bus capacity. The station currently has about a dozen ‘mom and pop’ shops but it is expected they will be forced out when renovations are complete as the Port aims to attract tenants of a national caliber to the site, a move that has angered many in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

    Under the terms of the deal, Acadia will spend $102 million on the renovations, while the Port Authority will chip in $52 million. Construction of the project is slated to begin late this year.
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    nice, this one hasn't kicked the bucket yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonik View Post
    George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal ... serves an estimated five million people a day ...
    ... and I'm the King of Siam.

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    It's a day...et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

    About 365 times.

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    The view south:


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    ^ I'm guessing 155 people were treated to that last view a couple of weeks ago.


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    Can't say I've ever been a fan of this terminal. Sorry... I just don't see the beauty in it that others do. Looks like a cold, filthy, brutalist heap that does nothing but obscure the drama of the westbound entrance to the mighty GWB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    ... does nothing but obscure the drama of the westbound entrance to the mighty GWB.
    Makes it that much more striking when you finally burst upon it.

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