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$200 million upgrades to Grand Central unveiled

Posted on September 10, 2014

Renderings by KPF
Renderings by KPF
NEW YORK CITY — The developer of a proposed, 65-story tower near Grand Central Terminal on Monday unveiled more than $200 million of renovations it said would ease the flow of people through the busy transit hub, the Wall Street Journal reported.

An image of proposed transit renovations. Rendering by KPF
An image of proposed transit renovations. Rendering by KPF
SL Green Realty Corp. said it would make the upgrades to Grand Central in exchange for city approval to build a 1.6 million-square-foot office building on the block bounded by Vanderbilt and Madison avenues and by East 42nd and East 43rd streets, WSJ reported. 

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Improvements evident to riders would include three new staircases; a new entrance on 42nd street to the Times Square shuttle platform; knocking out a wall to create a larger mezzanine near the Lexington Avenue line; and thinner columns that would let people slip more easily from the subway to the staircases, according to the report. 

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