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Old Posted Mar 2, 2017, 9:59 PM
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Hopefully they and their successors will continue.

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Old Posted Apr 28, 2017, 10:00 PM
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Apparently they're back to looking at building the replacement on the existing site.

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...alert-20170428
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While I don't like the cost, it's an absolutely necessary project. How else are these many hundreds of thousands of commuters and intercity travelers going to access Manhattan?

And it isn't a "surface parking lot for buses"; it's a giant bus terminal. Obviously it will be a vertical, tightly constrained complex.
Or you could build a nice spacious bus terminal on NJ side and build an express train ride into midtown from it for far less money. Manhattan simply doesn't have enough space to build a proper bus terminal for the volume of busses coming in, the moment a new one will be constructed it would be at full capacity right away.

Ditto for a convention center. Javitz is a disgrace.
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Apparently they're back to looking at building the replacement on the existing site.

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...alert-20170428
Rest assured, this will be as disastrous, corrupt, incompetent and over budget a project as any in American history.
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Old Posted May 2, 2017, 12:16 PM
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This is tragically hilarious.
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Old Posted May 28, 2017, 12:44 AM
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Rest assured, this will be as disastrous, corrupt, incompetent and over budget a project as any in American history.
Sadly, I agree.
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Old Posted May 28, 2017, 12:53 AM
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^ well yeah, no escaping that no matter what happens. unfortunately.



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Or you could build a nice spacious bus terminal on NJ side and build an express train ride into midtown from it for far less money. Manhattan simply doesn't have enough space to build a proper bus terminal for the volume of busses coming in, the moment a new one will be constructed it would be at full capacity right away.

^ yep, this is the only 1000% correct, most sensible answer.

hells bells flipping the current site would pay off a good chunk of that.

they could even rebuild a smaller version on the same site with some sort of office tower above.
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Old Posted May 28, 2017, 12:56 AM
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A Jersey option would only work as a temporary measure.
It surely won't be ideal for numerous reasons (specifically automobile parking).
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Old Posted May 28, 2017, 2:56 PM
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Or you could build a nice spacious bus terminal on NJ side and build an express train ride into midtown from it for far less money. Manhattan simply doesn't have enough space to build a proper bus terminal for the volume of busses coming in, the moment a new one will be constructed it would be at full capacity right away.

Ditto for a convention center. Javitz is a disgrace.
What I don't understand is how if you build a new facility which has, lets say 30% more capacity than the current building, where in gods name those 30% more busses are going to go? The GWB and Lincoln Tunnel don't have the capacity for more busses, and the traffic in midtown is already terrible, and is only getting worse. You could build a new terminal which is able to handle 10,000 busses a day, but that doesn't do any good, if those busses just sit in traffic all day and never make it to the terminal.

But, it's the PA, so we can all be sure that they've put zero thought into that. The PA is criminally stupid.
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Old Posted May 28, 2017, 11:26 PM
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At this point, I don't see it getting far enough along to get to that point.

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