folding in the sky

20130613FultonEmbed1-blog480“It’s almost like you’ve taken the whole sky and folded it in,” said James Carpenter, the designer of the Sky Reflector-Net at the Fulton Center, under construction at Broadway and Fulton Street. (Photo at left: David Sundberg/Esto)

20130613FultonSlide-slide-FJTX-blog480A view straight up of the net, skylight, prisms and shadows.

Most subway artwork sits in a station. Now comes a subway station that sits in an artwork.

Or at least that is how it may feel next year when the Fulton Center opens in Lower Manhattan and its artistic centerpiece — a curving, 79-foot-high net of reflective aluminum diamonds set in a stainless-steel tracery — sends ambient daylight into mezzanines, passageways and perhaps even passenger platforms.

Text and photo above: David W. Dunlap
Source: NYT
 :: Sunlight in Store for Downtown Subway Crossing

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