A Review of Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub
$2 billion over budget and seven years after its scheduled opening, Carol Berens, a former Empire State Development Corp. VP, got a look and shared a few impressions and photos:
The long-anticipated WTC Transportation Hub designed by Santiago Calatrava had a “soft” opening at the beginning of March. Shoe-horned next to the WTC Memorial, the Hub’s steel wingspan has loomed over the active construction site for years, promising big things to come. In fact, the opening was so low-keyed that the main entrance was still unfinished and signs showing how to enter were non-existent. The building itself is surrounded by cyclone fencing with no obvious way of getting inside. . . you enter from office building entrances blocks away from the Hub.
Check out the photos and her impressions, including that of the "Oculus" with its "soaring height," in the main article.