Gov. Andrew Cuomo has revealed the design for New York City’s 1,025 newly crafted subway cars, in addition to unveiling plans to renovate and upgrade 31 subway stations throughout the city. The details were presented on New York State’s website. Of the 1,025 new subway cars, 750 of them will boast accordion-like connectors to increase capacity, a configuration known as open gangway. The doors will also open wider, increasing from 50 inches in width to 58 inches, enhancing the flow of passengers. Other changes to the exterior include a slightly redesigned front with larger windows, LED headlights, and blue coloring. Amenities in the interior include Wi-Fi, USB charging stations, new digital displays and advertising, and security cameras.
130-134 Holdings LLC, Spiritos Properties and Icor Associates are planning to develop a 10-story, 120-foot-tall residential building at 475 West 18th Street, in West Chelsea, according to the Wall Street Journal. The building — dubbed West 475 — would be built of just wood, and is being designed by SHoP Architects. Per Curbed, the building could begin construction in early 2016. The site also spans 130-134 10th Avenue, and three townhouses must first be demolished.