Calatrava Boosts Safety for World Trade Center Transit Hub

Santiago Calatrava, FAIA, recently unveiled plans for the World Trade Center Transit hub that are both more refined and more security-conscious than his original design. The new scheme, shown at a presentation to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Board of Commissioners, slightly reduces the size of the station's exterior and decreases the amount of glass to be used. It will also include structural redundancies and protective items, such as free-standing interior columns. The station, expected to cost about $2.2 billion, was approved by the board at the meeting. Groundbreaking will occur on September 6.

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