The South Ferry Terminal Project is a milestone for both the MTA and for its subway riders. South Ferry is the first new subway station built in New York in almost 20 years, and is the City’s first station with fully air-conditioned platforms.
As part of the MTA’s Art for Transit program, the South Ferry Station was adorned with beautiful custom artwork.
The scope of work included:
- New Air Conditioning, exhaust and fire alarm systems
- Furnishing and installing of over 1,600 feet of new track
- New power stations, signals, communications, tunnel, plumbing, escalators, elevators and token booths
The President of MTA Capital Construction, Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, described it as “our first 21st century station” with new innovations, including a fire alarm system connected to a ventilation system that cools the entire station.
The unique finishes included colorful art glass, intricate marble work and stainless steel fencing. Judlau partially rebuilt an original wall, which dates back to the first settlers of Lower Manhattan.