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David Barbour Architects Ferry Terminal

Ferry Terminal

Highly visible to the nearly 800,000
passengers per year who traverse
Long Island Sound from New York to
Connecticut, the Bridgeport Ferry
Terminal is the first impression many
visitors receive of Bridgeport and of

The building was designed to
welcome visitors and to open itself up
to the view of Long Island Sound.
The design of the building uses
traditional nautical materials and
imagery such as New England cedar
shingles and ship like pipe railings.

A boat like prowl form creates a
balcony at the second floor
conference room as well as providing
protection from the elements for the
entrance below. The roof is supported
by bridge-like trusses, which evoke a
prominent feature in the city of

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