Downtown Manhattan got a new architectural landmark on Thursday.
Was it worth it? Well, that's a more complicated story. Architect Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub opened with an afternoon ceremony to a trickle of commuters and a flood of controversy. (“Functionally vapid," a “boondoggle” that “wows rather than elevates” have been some of the harsher critiques.) The distinctive structure with wing-like ribs connects the PATH commuter trains from New Jersey to the New York subway system, as well as the trans-Hudson ferries. Total price tag: $4 billion.
Our TV showed this architectural extravaganza yesterday. Looking at the little video it looks as though it is an exercise yard, poor fellow seemed to be walking forever and getting nowhere, and your newspapers eem extremely unimpressed.
However it does have a certain elegance when viewed as a whole, but the money simply takes ones breath away.
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