St. George Terminal Staten Island.
The Staten Island Ferry Terminal has been transformed
from a drab, dirty waiting area to a bright, clean
transportation gateway. The new terminal features large
windows allowing for views of the harbor and high
ceilings to provide a well lit, open environment. There
will be a wide range of shops and restaurants, and an
outdoor plaza. The transportation connections for ferry,
bus, train, and car have been vastly improved. The new
terminal incorporate dramatically improved conditions
for commuters and visitors. One of the most noticeable
changes in the terminal waiting room is the removal of
the harbor side brick wall, which has been replaced with
a 40-foot tall glass wall. The Art Commission said,
"People who are waiting for a ferry boat will be able to
look out and see it coming. The new terminal is a true
oasis and a fitting gateway for Staten Island." The
renovations have established a truly modern
transportation hub for over 65000 daily riders.
Passengers at St. George can enjoy enhanced dining
options, and a new outdoor promenade will ease existing
pedestrian access between Bay Street and the terminal.
The terminal also contains upgraded restrooms, public
address system and new signage. A Photovoltaic louver
system will save 25% of the energy needed to operate the
facility. Other "green" features of the facility include
an 18,000-square-foot living roof which will support
living vegetation of local flora is visible from the
public viewing area of a waterfront plaza atop the
terminal building. Instead of a storm water drainage
system, run-off will be collected in a cistern and used
to irrigate the soil of this roof-top garden. The New
York City Economic Development Corporation administered
the project on behalf of the Department of
Transportation. The New York office of Hellmuth Obata +
Kassabaum was the architect for the project, and
construction management services were provided by
St. George Terminal Tropical Fish Tanks.
Two new 8-foot tall, 1,600-gallon salt water fish
tanks have been installed in the Staten Island Ferry's St. George
Terminal. The Borough President James P. Molinaro allocated
$750,000 in capital funding for these tanks, which are a part of
the Borough President's tourism effort. Each tank holds 200
tropical fish and will be maintained by the Staten Island
Zoo. The tanks were revealed to
the public on February 19, 2008.
St. George Terminal Construction Projects.
The Staten Island Ferry Terminal