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New York - NYC's Long-Delayed WTC Transportation Hub To Open In March

Published on: January 19, 2016 06:00 PM
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015, file photo, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, center, overlooks the September 11 Memorial  north reflecting pool in New York. When it opens in early March of 2016, the hub will connect visitors to 11 different subway lines, the PATH rail system, Battery Park City Ferry Terminal, the World Trade Center Memorial Site, WTC Towers 1, 2, 3, and 4, the World Financial Center and the Winter Garden. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015, file photo, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, center, overlooks the September 11 Memorial north reflecting pool in New York. When it opens in early March of 2016, the hub will connect visitors to 11 different subway lines, the PATH rail system, Battery Park City Ferry Terminal, the World Trade Center Memorial Site, WTC Towers 1, 2, 3, and 4, the World Financial Center and the Winter Garden. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New York - After more than a decade of delays and cost overruns, the $3.9 billion transportation hub at New York’s World Trade Center is set to open in the first week of March, officials said Tuesday.

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The Santiago Calatrava-designed train station, with its distinctive bird-in-flight design, was budgeted at $2 billion when plans were announced in 2004. Republican George Pataki, then the governor of New York, said the station would be completed by 2009.

The delays and added costs have been blamed on factors including the demands of the architect, as well as mismanagement at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the trade center site.

The new train station’s marble main concourse will replace the temporary station that was built after the 2001 terror attacks.

Port Authority officials say the new transit hub will provide 100,000 weekday PATH train riders with a more efficient and more pleasant commute.

The facility is supposed to create a seamless connection between PATH trains to New Jersey, 11 New York City subway lines and ferry service.

The Port Authority says train station’s mall shops and restaurants will open in phases starting in the spring.

FILE - In this July 16, 2015. file photo, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is under construction in New York. The hub is scheduled to open in early March, 2016, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)FILE - In this July 16, 2015. file photo, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is under construction in New York. The hub is scheduled to open in early March, 2016, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

 



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 Jan 20, 2016 at 12:05 PM Trump For President Says:

Anyone want to know why our system is broke? Because every project cost double its original projected cost. And it takes double the time to complete.
To being with 3.9 billion for a train station? Ok so its a busy one but 3.9 billion? Now imagine if we were tasked to build an entire subway system. Do you guys have any idea how much that would cost and how long it would take at these rates? Our system is broken.We are a bunch of losers. We need to run it like a tight business.

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