A portion of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s long-awaited and overdue Oculus atrium opened on March 3, along with a pedestrian tunnel to a new hub entrance at Liberty and Church streets. The $4-billion facility, owned by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, has been widely criticized for its high cost, even after a redesign that included fixed, instead of the originally designed operable, wings of the Oculus, which is meant to resemble a bird of peace. When finished, the hub will provide access to the World Trade Center PATH subway, the World Trade Center buildings and the Fulton Street Transit Center.
World Trade Center Train Station Opens With $4-billion Price Tag
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