- May 6, 2007
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Not quite sure I agree... the "station" for most working stiffs will be the concourse + the exterior concourse/shed of the Hub, at most. If you leave through the side doors, it will be the concourse alone, same as it ever was.I'm thinking today's concourse just becomes the doormat laid at the threshold of a great station.
Nobody will care what today's concourse is like because they won't be doing much more than wiping their feet on it as they enter and leave what will become "the real station" in people's minds.
Or you could just say we're getting renovation-by-dilution. Once the other ground-floor stuff is open the whole station will be 90% new and 90% awesome (and few will care that the 10% concourse is neither new nor awesome)
As doormat, today's concourse will just need a power-washing, not a renovation.
The Hub stuff is great, but you're only going to see it if you're patronizing it, and I definitely wouldn't call it part of "a great station." It's an amenity in an adjacent development.