Union City, NJ
at FXFOWLE Architects, NY


Location: Union City, NJ
Client: New Jersey Transit
Program: Infrastructure
Area: 75,000 GSF / 7,000 GSM
Status: Completed 2006

Sited atop the Palisades, the Bergenline Avenue Tunnel Station is one of 12 nodes along the Hudson Bergen Light Rail Transit System. Though they followed design guidelines intended to maintain consistency among stations, FXFOWLE also responded to contextual cues such as scale and material use, defining a palette of brick, stone, glass, and metal. An expansive plaza at street level provides a public face for the station, and access to the platform, located 160 feet below grade, is gained through elevators enclosed within a brick and glass headhouse structure. It is flanked by a sleek glass canopy and vent stacks, which are subtly lit during evening hours.

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