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WTC Transit Hub To Open This Week

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]