WTC Transit Hub To Open This Week
The massive transit hub at Larry Silverstein’s World Trade Center complex will be opening on March 3, after $4B spent on its construction.
The gorgeous transit building was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to mimic a bird, wings poised for takeoff, about to be released into the air—although some critics have called it a dinosaur or armadillo.
The $4B cost raised some eyebrows, after the project was originally budgeted at $2B and expected to deliver in 2009, the Associated Press reports.
Regardless, the hub will replace the PATH center destroyed on 9/11, and will connect 11 NYC subway lines and ferries, in a project Steve Plate, the chief of major capital projects for the Port Authority, calls "the eighth wonder of the world.” [AP]