Yep, you’re looking at 4 billion dollars right here my friends. I finally took some time to get a closer glimpse of the new WTC Transportation Hub – Oculus and it truly is breathtaking to see.
The hub, which includes a commuter rail station, retail shops and connection to several subway lines, was designed by Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava. The structure will serve as connection between New Jersey’s PATH trains and New York City’s subways. The soaring transportation hub was designed to evoke a bird in flight. If you have a creative mind and understand how powerful the expression of art can be, you can sense that Calatrava’s work was infused with the impression of movement and seemingly, a defiance of physical law. That’s just the nerd in me talking… stuff like this just blows my mind.
While it has accrued criticism, it has also drawn heavy praise for its sheer vision and monumental. The pics I’ve managed to take with my trusty iPhone 6, doesn’t do it any justice; you really have to see this place for yourself. My only concern is if whether or not this magnificent structure was truly worth the cost in public money. Whatever your feelings are on the WTC Hub, it’s here now, and it’s truly worth a visit… if for no other reason you want to see what $4 billion can buy you.
Described as a jaw-dropper in a review by The New York Times, feel free to check out the link. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the photos I posted below. Let me know what you think of my post. Feedback is always appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!
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The World Trade Center Transportation Hub can be reached by subway: Take the 2 or 3 train to Park Place, and then walk west. Or you can take the PATH!