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Posted by Tasha Weiss on May 5, 2014 at 5:31 PM.
The last piece of the south keystone arch at World Trade Center’s Oculus was installed today. Photo: Courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
The World Trade Center Transportation Hub, when completed in 2015, will serve more than 200,000 daily commuters and millions of annual visitors from around the world.
The Hub’s winged gateway, also known as the Oculus, uses more than 10,000 tons of structural steel to create its distinctive shape. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava, its street-level entrance features a curved rib roof and soaring arches that lead commuters to the Hub’s underground PATH rail system, 11 New York City Subway lines, 225,000 sq. ft of retail and restaurant space, four office towers at the WTC site, the World Financial Center and the Winter Garden – all of which comprises one of the most extensive underground pedestrian connections in New York City.
For additional information on the WTC Transportation Hub’s construction progress, visit www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/transportatio