The complex that could have been like a downtown Grand Central Terminal just got a lot less grand.
MTA shatters Fulton Street dome plan
The glass dome building set to gloriously top the Fulton Street Transit Center might be replaced with merely a street-level plaza because of booming construction costs, the MTA said Monday.
Running more than $400 million over budget, the long-awaited transit hub -- that a full side of a city block was cleared to make way for -- will now open in 2010 instead of 2009, without the dome that could have become a city icon. The MTA had already scaled back the size of the hub after delays and cost overruns.
MTA'S $900M BOONDOGGLE
Is it me or does that thing look like a glass egg surrounded by a scaffold?
Photo from NY Post