With the fourth anniversary of the
September 11th attacks just days away, the rebuilding process in Lower
Manhattan is set to take another step forward Tuesday with a
ground-breaking ceremony for the new World Trade Center transportation
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor George Pataki, Senator Hillary
Clinton and other city, state, and federal officials are expected to
When complete, the hub will connect PATH trains, all downtown subways
and ferries. The project will also reportedly include the protection of
remaining columns of the Twin Towers.
Spanish designer Santiago Calatrava designed the building in the shape
of a bird in flight.
Because of security concerns, the original design was changed to
include less glass and to set it further back from the street.
The hub should be complete by 2009 at a cost of more than $2 billion.