Failed Architecture Uncovers Why the Port Authority Bus Terminal Is So Ugly

Failed Architecture, a site that investigates how 'urban failures' happen from a historical and architectural standpoint, recently dug up some history on the infamous Port Authority Bus Terminal.

For many coming to New York City, the available entry is the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT). However, if a traveler seeks the charm of a grand entrance, they will be greatly disappointed. The PABT is considered, colloquially, to be a hall of unfathomable nightmares.

The full article is an interesting read that involves Robert Moses, crime in the 70's, and the early-80's recession.

via Failed Architecture

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