I told my mate that when the World Trade Center Transportation Hub was complete, it is time for me to move back to New York City. I don’t care as much about the other buildings in the WTC place- they don’t symbolize the rebirth of NYC quite like the Transportation Hub. And check out the WTC memorial – you know drunk fools are going to fall in those pools at some point.
My mate naturally objected, he complained of the NYC prices and the cramped living spaces – but ultimately agreed on the superiority of Santiago Calatrava’s design.
I want to live in a city with the most beautiful subway station in the world…
Also, Port Authority, if you do a crappy job at continuous maintenance, this hub with become Pigeon Central.
The New York Observer – How an over budget PATH Station Helps Explain a Missing Church
NYTimes Blog – A Twisted Path for a Curve-filled Terminal
Gothamist – Inflation Worries Hit World Trade Center Hub (photo gallery)