The Crater is an underground ferry terminal and transit hub on the Lower East Side. It occupies a new space in the city - the space between Subway and ferry, ground and river, public and private.
I wanted to integrate the density and storefront culture of The Lower East Side into a piece of urban infrastructure. I wanted to more fully integrate commercial activity with the infrastructural city. By extending the existing subway platform across the site, I link the subway to the new East River Canal and terminal. This extended platform serves multiple transit modes, performs as a public space and creates income for the city and adjacent building owners.