Snøhetta’s Central Station Canopy Design Is Officially Dead

SNøHETTA’S CENTRAL STATION CANOPY DESIGN IS OFFICIALLY DEAD Proposed Design by Snøhetta for Downtown Central Station, Main St. Between Capitol and Rusk, HoustonWhatever glimmer of hope supporters of a distinctive Central Station were holding out for Metro somehow following through on its design competition or for Snøhetta’s winning canopy design have officially been dashed, Dug Begley reports: “Metropolitan Transit Authority chairman Gilbert Garcia and interim CEO Tom Lambert confirmed [last] week that timing crippled any chance of resurrecting a winning design. Instead officials will build their basic canopy for the block-long stop between Capitol and Rusk streets on Main Street.” [The Highwayman; previously on Swamplot] Rendering: Snøhetta

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  • Good no sense in wasting money on something that will deteriorate and look dated in 5 years.

    Keep it simple and as cheap as possible.

  • Craig Dykers of Snohetta talked about this at the TxA conference in November. Although I have a lot of respect for the firm, I did not think that this was a good design for Houston. The funnels would make great trash collectors and I don’t see how it would protect much from the rain.

    But ultimately the fault lies with the architect for not working within a budget.

  • If METRO didn’t scrap the project then the next hurricane would sealed its fate.

  • …Gawh, we never get anything nice….