The Times had an article about the Corbin Building, at 11 John Street, being preserved and maybe even incorporated into the MTA's plans for a new Fulton Street Transit Center. MTA Chairman Peter S. Kalikow said, "Our new transit center and downtown's historic architecture are both important to the future success of Lower Manhattan."
A new Fulton Street hub would make order of the "ganglia of subway platforms serving the A, C, J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4 and 5 subway lines." The MTA's vision:
A facility that is:
- less congested and circuitous,
- accessible to people with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
- easily identified from street level, and
- better linked to area subway services and the WTC site
And specific design elements of:
- More surface-level access points,
- High-visibility entrance at Fulton Street and Broadway,
- New pedestrian concourse under Dey Street,
- New and expanded station mezzanines and passageways,
- New connections between the and stations,
- ADA-compliant elevators and escalators, and
- A design that can be built within five years.