Review Pans World Trade Center's 'Calatrasaurus' Transportation Hub

Steve Cuozzo absolutely eviscerates the under-construction World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

"With each passing week, the embarrassing ugliness of this $4 billion boondoggle designed by Santiago Calatrava — a hideous waste of public money — grows plain for all to see," writes Steve Cuozzo.

The review employs no dearth of strong words—like "excess," "fiasco," "cheap," and "menace"—to describe the design, but also notes that there is some question about how many commuters will actually use the hub.

Full Story: New York’s $4B shrine to government waste and idiocy

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