An ongoing project from 2004-2014, the 7th Avenue master plan re-envisions the corridor as a “linear park” connecting two major parks at either end, renewing two more and creating a centrally located plaza. Nine new stations were seamlessly connected and a clear delineation was made between the active pedestrian and passenger realms.
Double stations create canopied gateways at either end of the linear park. For every station, the high steel and glass canopy provides protection from the weather, with transparent glass panels designed to maximize sun exposure and provide unobstructed views. The expressive steel structure of the canopy repeats in the light standards and street furniture, and the redesign of two pedestrian bridges.