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Passenger Trains > WSJ: An architect looks at Grand Central Madison
Date: 03/14/23 17:11
WSJ: An architect looks at Grand Central Madison
Architecture professor Michael J Lewis explores the new Grand Central Madison terminus of the Long Island Rail Road. He sees much to like, and a few things he doesn't. The wide corridors channeling vast crowds of people in the ebb and flow of the station. The 180 foot vertical distance escalators, the absence of feeling you're trapped in a cave. Bright, lighted spaces. The playful engineering, with an oculus design hiding an exhaust fan, for example. Acres of terrazzo
But, no benches. Not one. Easier to roust the homeless, but tough on mothers with small children, or people toting luggage. Or signage. It would be nice to knw where you're going, which way to the subway. Since travelers at GCT move in all four main directions, signage would be helpful. And it will likely arrive.