Grand Central Construction Barricades


Two Twelve Harakawa

Practice Area


LaSalle Partners


Project Vision

Grand Central Terminal, the landmark Beaux Arts transportation hub in the heart of New York City, was undergoing a $175 million renovation to clean and restore the building. Envisioned to be more than a railway station, the terminal houses more than 100 new retail stores and restaurants. To create a sense of excitement and anticipation about the restoration program, Two Twelve designed a system that expresses near completion of construction and gave pedestrians a sense of what was to come. The barricades erected during the construction informed commuters about the conditions surrounding the renovation, as well as provided a medium for creative graphic presentations.

Project Details
Juror 1
Design Team

Ann Harakawa (Principal in Charge); Colleen Hall, Patricia Kelleher Consultant: Maira Kalman

Design Firm

Two Twelve Harakawa


Mega Art