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Five finalists revealed for NY Port Authority Bus Terminal redesign project

The public will now judge the five proposals by providing comments and feedback.

September 30, 2016 |

Rendering courtesy Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

The 66-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal is deteriorating and in desperate need of an update. And, thanks to an international design and deliverability contest from the Port Authority, there are now five designs that may one day stand as the new terminal.

Arcadis of New York, Inc., Archilier Architecture Consortium, Hudson Terminal Center Collaborative, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and Perkins Eastman are the five firms battling for the design opportunity. The projects are all very unique from one another, but have one trait in common: the price tag.

The least expensive proposal is $3.7 billion (Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects), while the most expensive is a whopping $15.3 billion (Hudson Terminal Center Collaborative). The competition website makes sure to note that these are Rough Order of Magnitude Cost Estimates that do not reflect total project costs and do not include insurance, financing, legal fees, regulatory approvals, administrative fees, finance costs, land acquisition, comprehensive engineering costs, or professional fees.

While the public is urged to leave comments and feedback about the projects on the design competition website, a jury of industry professionals is also involved. The comments provided by the public will be made available to the competition jury and the agency’s Board of Commissioners.

The video proposals from each of these firms can be viewed below.


Arcadis of New York, Inc. - $4.2 billion


Archilier Architecture Consortium - $7 billion


Hudson Terminal Center Collaborative - $15.3 billion


Pellie Clarke Pelli Architects - $3.7 billion


Perkins Eastman - $5.4 billion


To view more information on each project or on the contest as a whole, click here.


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