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"It's something you will not be able to do anywhere else in the world."
John Gerber, chairman of Brooklyn Capital Partners, said the ride was feasible from an engineering standpoint, but he acknowledged that government agencies and New Yorkers might not embrace the idea.
Other ideas floated for renovating the station have included more traditional concepts, like building office towers.
"It's a public process and there are a lot of stakeholders," Gerber said.
"Anything that's new is going to be complicated."
Washburn and Gerber submitted their plan after Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo put out a request in January for proposals to renovate the rail hub he called "a blight on the greatest city in the world."