Renovated Fourth Avenue F Station Rendering
This is the way the Fourth Avenue Station will look after the MTA is finished renovating it sometime between 2010 and 2012. The renovation will include the replacement of opaque panels with glass, providing views up and down Fourth Avenue from the elevated bridge structure. The rendering is in the latest edition of the Brooklyn Paper. The bad news is that the mess at the Smith-9th Street Station will be even worse that has been previously noted. Last week, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the MTA's recent presentation to Community Board 6: The station will close for nine months in 2010, but it will not be fully returned to service for 27 months, as construction will alternate between northbound and southbound platforms for 18 months after the closure. It's been previously noted that the Fourth Ave. station renovation will include the use of temporary platforms. If there's a silver lining to all this, it's that the G Train is being extended "permanently" to Church Avenue, easing travel between Kensington and Park Slope and Greenpoint.