Archtober Building of the Day: The George Washington Bridge Bus Station
October 23, 2017
This year’s Archtober, New York City's architecture and design month, will feature a tour of the George Washington Bridge Bus Station as part of its Building of the Day series. The bus station, which spans a block of Broadway in Washington Heights, opened on January 17, 1963. It was designed by Dr. Pier Luigi Nervi, the noted Italian engineer-architect of the 1960 Olympic Stadium in Rome. The station is part of a $183.2 million public-private partnership redevelopment project between the Port Authority and the GWBBS Development Venture, which resulted from an agency-wide evaluation of Port Authority properties that could provide retail revenue. The new station includes a reconfigured bus concourse, a state-of-the-art passenger information system, and a passenger pavilion providing direct views of the George Washington Bridge from one side and arriving buses from the other. The tour will be led by Robert Eisenstat, FAIA, Chief Architect, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and Robert Davidson, FAIA, Chief Architect, STV.
Monday October 23, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
George Washington Bridge Bus Station
Week of October 22nd
23Archtober Building of the Day: The George Washington Bridge Bus Station
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