A dynamic new neighbourhood for midtown New York
With peak hour passenger numbers travelling through the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) expected to grow from 220,000 to 337,000 by 2040, the terminal and the surrounding neighborhood was in need of revitalization and modernizing. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey launched an international design competition to find a team that could reimagine this key part of the New York City transportation system.
A multidisciplinary team led by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and BuroHappold Engineering delivered plans for Times Square West, a $3.7 billion dollar proposal. The plan was selected as one of the finalists for this highly specialist and technically challenging project.
Using our bespoke SmartMove software, Smart Space was able to analyze rapidly the proposed designs as it progressed. Our in-house software dynamically illustrated people flow through the terminal, up escalators and into the gates. We identified pinch points, bottlenecks and areas that might become congested, allowing us to address these issues and improve the design.
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