di Domenico + Partners

New York Transit Museum

di Domenico + Partners designed updated street-level entrances for the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights, the largest museum devoted to public transportation in the United States. The museum is housed in a decommissioned 1936 historic subway station and occupies two levels in the station that are entered from two street entrances. dD+P’s design goals were to enhance the museum’s visibility at street level by removing an unsightly existing structure and to provide a more welcoming entrance for wheelchair bound visitors, to communicate to pedestrians on the street the presence of the museum below, and to provide fresh air ventilation. The goal of providing an enhanced presence for the museum in the community was accomplished with the addition of the new entry along with accessibility for all of the museum’s visitors.