MTA: Fulton Center opening set for Sunday

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After years of construction and delays, Fulton Center will officially open to commuters.

MTA and federal transit officials will hold an opening ceremony for the transit center on Sunday. MTA Chairman & CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco and MTA Capital Construction President Michael Horodniceanu are set to attend the opening.

The $1.4 billion project, which promises to better connect 11 subway lines, was originally scheduled to finish in 2007.

The center serves the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z and R lines, and the MTA said the new design eases pedestrian congestion, and includes 66,000 square feet of retail and office space.

The estimated 300,000 daily commuters who pass through Fulton Center can also look forward natural light reflected in through a 79-foot tall atrium, and additional entrances.

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