96th Street Station

New York, NY


Project Type

Intermodal Rail Station



New York City Transit



Urbahn Architects


Project Scope

In 2011, DGA completed work on an 8-year, $98 million effort to rehabilitate the 96th Street NYC Transit Station [originally designed in 1904 by architects Heins & LaFarge] inclusive of a new headhouse perched on a median on Broadway. For this pivotal station on the 1/2/3 subway line, DGA designed the lighting for all platforms, stairs, control areas and passageways, in addition to the new head house and plaza, which has become a neighborhood destination in its own right. Within the confines of the existing station envelope, the lighting was designed in strict adherence to the latest edition of the NYC Transit Station Planning and Design Guidelines, balancing historic restoration details with the sensibly functional approaches required by the Transit Authority. In the new headhouse, DGA adapted standard equipment to emphasize the architecture’s curving forms, bringing new life and a sense of playfulness to the interior and lending glow to the neighborhood’s new nighttime presence.



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