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13 Amazing Photos Of NYC's Futuristic New Subway Station

The Fulton Transit Center cost $1.4 billion to build after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The centerpiece of the project is a massive oculus.

Posted on November 10, 2014, at 3:39 p.m. ET

The new Fulton Street Transit Center in New York City opened Sunday, featuring this 53-foot-diameter glass oculus over the atrium:

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Monday marked the first full rush hour for the station, and hundreds of thousands of subway riders were stunned by the glass tower, which brings light two stories down:

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The "Sky Reflector-Net" includes 112 tensioned cables holding 953 aluminum panels that reflect daylight into the station:

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The lower Manhattan station cost $1.4 billion to build after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. It was criticized for running over budget:

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The new hub connects what were once five separate, hard-to-navigate stations serving the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z, and R lines.

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