Redirecting the Sky: A Presentation of the Fulton Transit Center Oculus

Date: December 11, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Host: Green Light New York

Type: Lecture/Presentation


Join Green Light New York and James Carpenter the morning of December 11th for a presentation and discussion of one of the largest and most elaborate art and daylight installations in the U.S.: The Fulton Transit Center’s Sky Reflector-Net.

Located in Downtown Manhattan, the highly anticipated Fulton Transit Center will serve over 300,000 passengers everyday connecting a vast network of subway lines and trains. This extensive transit hub features the Sky Reflector-Net – a remarkable structure that draws natural light deep into the interior. Hundreds of prismatic glass and aluminum panels are suspended in an elegant cone shape, an extraordinary display of daylight in a public space. Redefining the ambiance in transit centers, the Sky Reflector-Net will illuminate its interior shops, restaurants, passageways and even subway platforms.

The Sky Reflector-Net is an art, engineering, and architectural collaboration with James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, Arup, and the MTA.

James Carpenter, the lead designer of the Sky Reflector-Net will present the design and construction of this remarkable oculus and the impact of daylighting in this public space. Following his presentation, Mr. Carpenter will discuss the challenges and vision behind the Sky Reflector-Net with other constituents of the project team.