Daylight and daily commutes

This Friday we’re featuring the Fulton Center, the renovated transit hub (which Arup is proud to have worked on) that untangled subway lines and opened its atrium to sunlight.

1. The New York Times describes how the Fulton Center’s Sky Reflector-Net subtly provides intuitive wayfinding, a seasonal calendar, and a poetic bonus as sunlight penetrates aluminum panels and stainless steel cables to reach 40 feet below sidewalk level.

2. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority posted a time-lapse video of the Sky Reflector-Net under construction, offering a glimpse behind the scenes of the Fulton Center centerpiece.

3. The Architects’ Journal crowned the Fulton Center the 2015 Building of the Year for providing an evocative environment for thousands of daily commuters and setting a standard for transport interchange design for cities around the world.

4. Americans for the Arts named the Fulton Sky Reflector-Net one of the best public art projects of 2015, noting how the structure combines beauty and function, reduces energy consumption, and offers visitors a dose of daylight.

5. Railway Strategies delves into the design of the transit hub at the planning stage, breaking down how MassMotion, a 3D crowd analysis and simulation tool, was created to answer questions of service levels, egress, and safety at key locations.

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