Skift Take

It's questionable how granite posts could have ever protected LIRR's Atlantic Station from a terrorist attack, but if the MTA had been itching to spend money, we wish they had started on Penn Station’s much needed make over instead.

The New York MTA spent $1.35 million on giant granite bollards that it later removed outside the Atlantic Terminal station.

To put that in perspective, a year of service* on the B51 bus line, which the MTA discontinued in 2010, cost $800,000 a year.

The bollards, much-reviled by architects and planners and panned by the Brooklyn Paper as “sarcophagi,” were installed in 2010 for unspecified security reasons.

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Tags: mta, nyc, security