New York City's dirty, cramped 70-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal is expected to get a majestic $10 billion replacement.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the terminal, unveiled a plan on Thursday to build the new facility mostly on top of the transit hub's existing footprint.
The terminal, built in 1950, is both the largest bus station in the nation and the busiest in the world, according to the agency's website.
It serves an estimated 260,000 passenger trips on a busy weekday before COVID-19 and is one of the most important transit hubs in the region.
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Port Authority released renderings of plans for the new bus terminal, which could include four new skyscrapers
Proceeds from selling the rights to the new development of the new buildings would be used to partially fund the project
However, the notorious bus station, with its leaky ceilings and disgusting bathrooms, has long been criticized by New York commuters.
'I'd rather drag my balls through a mile of barbed wire and broken glass than spend more than one nanosecond in the Port Authority bathroom,' reads a Thrillist article from 2018.
However, the second-floor women's bathroom has been hailed for its 'salon-like atmosphere' as scores of women use it to primp daily because of its bright lighting.
Late night talk show host John Oliver did a on Port Authority for his Last Week Tonight show in 2014, where he lampooned it as 'the single worst place on planet earth.'
'It's a place where cockroaches run up to people screaming: "Please get me out of here, this place is disgusting",' Oliver quipped.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced new plans to rebuild its disgusting, ancient bus terminalInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The notorious Port Authority Bus Terminal, built in 1950, has long been criticized by New York commuters
The bus terminal serves an estimated 260,000 passenger trips on a busy weekday
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the new bus terminal would 'show New Yorkers and the world that New York is back, and the future is once again bright.'
'The new Midtown Bus Terminal plan includes the complete rebuild of the main terminal at its current location with a nearly 40 percent increase in capacity for commuter and intercity buses,' reads the press release.
The new plan also includes a storage and staging facility to reduce congestion and foot traffic, and to respond to requests from