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WTC Transportation Hub Construction Underway

Post Time:Jul 19,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:90

Reaching three levels underground, the 800,000-square-foot World Trade Center transportation hub will link the PATH trains with Hudson River ferries to New Jersey, and 11 city subway lines. Hundreds of workers are busy around the clock building the nearly $4 billion steel-concrete-and-glass structure, set to open in 2015, according to a July 17 Yahoo! News report. Currently under construction are the two wing-like sections forming the East-West Connector, to be separated by a special feature: a skylight that will open like a huge eye, according to the report. On each Sept. 11, this "oculus" will be aligned so direct sunlight will shine through the glass at 10:28 a.m.—the time when the second tower collapsed in 2001, according to the article.Towering over the hub is One World Trade Center, the centerpiece of the rebuilt 16-acre trade center site. And right above the complex lies the 9/11 Memorial plaza with its reflecting pools, according to the article.

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