7. SL Green Helped the City with Transit Improvements

Photo of construction of One VanderbiltPhoto by Max Touhey

One Vanderbilt might potentially bring flow and circulation to otherwise overcrowded and congested traffic in East Midtown. In addition to the two newly built street-level and subway entrances, SL Green’s $220 million transportation and infrastructure improvements feature a new 4,000-square-foot public transit hall and adjacent 14,000-square-foot pedestrian plaza.

These improvements, along with new staircases, escalators, elevators, turnstiles and gates, mean that it might take less time for commuters to transition between Metro-North Railroad, the shuttle to Times Square and the future Long Island Railroad station.