The new 2nd Avenue Marquee is meant to replace a marquee that was removed by the MTA in order to do work associated with the new Second Avenue subway line. While it is unclear what happened with the old marquee when it was dismantled, the MTA and building have since agreed on appropriate compensation so that the building can replace the marquee.

The current Board and CTA agreed that the old marquee did not fit the overall language of the building. In designing the new marquee, CTA was presented with some design inspiration by the Board. In response, CTA presented three schematic options that were intended to speak to the overall language of the building and meet the parameters the Board had set forth.

Together with the structural engineer (Office of James Rudderman), we worked to develop a preliminary structural system and further developed the marquee design to accommodate the structural requirements and feedback from the Board. The result is the renders seen here.