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Spectacular new subway station opens in New York

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Subway passengers in New York are getting their first glimpses of the impressive modern architecture within the city’s new $1.4 billion Fulton Center station.

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has officially opened the “fully digital transit and retail hub” which has been at the centre of Lower Manhattan’s subway redevelopment since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The centrepiece of the station is its 16-metre diameter glass oculus which has hanging from it the “Sky Reflector-Net” installation, which is held in place by “112 tensioned cables, 224 high-strength rods and nearly 10,000 stainless steel components”.

Photos courtesy of Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

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