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    Port Authority Releases Plans For New WTC PATH Entrance   

April 11, 2007
PATH Trains Hudson Tubes Judson & Manhattan RR The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey released the plans for a new entrance to the World Trade Center's PATH train terminal Wednesday.

This entrance on Vesey Street, which is just temporary, is due to be up and running by the end of the year. It will eventually be replaced by the permanent, $2 billion PATH terminal, expected to be completed by 2010.

Meanwhile, the Port Authority says it will have to build a protective structure around the slurry wall at the WTC site once a museum is built there. The slurry wall was built around the site’s perimeter to keep the towers’ foundation dry -- so they could actually be built. The wall has now become a symbol of survival and a popular tourist attraction.

PA officials say a new concrete liner wall will be constructed to cover the original path hub. Developers say part of the original wall may be exposed so people can touch it.

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