"Sterile" $530 Million South Ferry Station Opens Next Month

The city built a new South Ferry subway station under the old one, and it opens next month. The good news, per the Staten Island Advance: longer platforms, so you won't have to rush to the front before disembarking; seven escalators and two elevators; two-track operation which in theory at least will allow more trains per hour; connection to the Whitehall Street station, etc. And $420 million of its $530 million cost was covered by the Feds! The only issue is aesthetic; while the Advance likes the "Gleaming white tiles and a pink granite floor" and an art installation involving pieces of the historic Battery Wall, the Times finds it "a bit sterile" and compares it to "a new hospital wing." Well, give it a couple of months...

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