The world’s most expensive railway station opens at Ground Zero in New York
#Cosmoread: Thursday in New York the most expensive railway station, on the site of the destroyed World Trade Center in the world opened in years before the 9/11 attacks.
Twelve years in the making, there is no official function, the twin towers of the World Trade Center transportation hub rail passengers, which were destroyed in the kidnapping of al-Qaeda’s next for the site to mark the opening was at 3pm. Metro Center New York to New Jersey PATH commuter rail lines connects Trade Center towers, indoor pedestrian access and also will house a huge plaza.
The building, designed by French-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava and is called Oculus, a giant steel rib and glass are laid out in an oval shape, reaching for the sky like a bird’s wings are made of oval. According to the website of Calatrava space at its widest point of 350 feet (107 meters) to 115 feet (35 meters) long and measures. Thursday is only a partial opening and stores are expected to open in August.
The 12 years since the project was unveiled, it has been heavily criticized for its appearance, but also close enough spiraling budget and seven years behind schedule to close. Initially budgeted at $ 2000000000, it has spiraled to $ 3850000000, Calatrava’s official spokesman, which would make it the world’s most expensive, according to the station.
In contrast, the temporary station, which was made directly after the September 11, 2001 attacks cost just $ 323 million. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, in a report published in 2008 acknowledged that the original cost estimate, but is focused on the benefits that it will afford the city “very low to begin with.”
It is said that when completed, the transit center for 250,000 people each day and will serve more than 200,000 passengers, making it the third largest transportation hub.