The long, long-awaited Fulton Transit Center will be completed in 2014. Well, that's what the MTA thinks—though MTA Chairman Dale Hemmerdinger claims MTA construction chief Michael Horodniceanu "has, at least to me, signed it in blood." Why in blood? Because the project is seven years late.

The plans for the Fulton Transit Center, which would provide connections for the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, E, J, M, Z, R and W subway lines, were first unveiled in 2004, but last year, the MTA said construction costs escalated. Then some federal money helped breach a gap in the budget. The NY Times reports that Horodniceanu vowed, "I expect to deliver that with the exact dates that you have." And the glass dome—the oculus—at top will be four-stories tall.