Tribeca Citizen has an update on the $1.4 billion mall-slash-transit hub that is the long-awaited Fulton Center. This week Australian mall developer and Fulton Center's master-of-retail-leasing Westfield Group unveiled a video (embedded below) showing new renderings of the interior of the five-level complex as well as a lot of construction shots. Many of the visuals showcase the almost-complete "sky reflector net," the unsexily-named, much-vaunted oculus that is meant to add architectural allure to the project and also let light into the shopping center all the way down to the subway platforms below.
The imagery, all screenshot from the video, is designed to lure tenants, accompanied as it is by brokerbabble narration about downtown Manhattan's coming of age and about Fulton Center being a place for the 300,000 people per day who pass through to shop and eat as well as switch trains. The upper floors might even house tech incubators. (From the renders, it seems that everyone will also be forced to stare at a lot of bright yellow LED screens full of advertising.) While the MTA has set an opening date of June 26, TC says stores and eateries won't start to move in until late fall or the first quarter of 2015.
· What to Expect from the Fulton Center Mall [Tribeca Citizen]
· Fulton Center subway complex opening June 26, shops to come in the fall [Downtown Express]
· All Fulton Center coverage [Curbed]