“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)
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.