WTC Transportation Hub

One more component of the rebuilt World Trade Center has reached completion, with the opening of the main transit hall at Santiago Calatrava's Transportation Hub. Known as the Oculus, the 365 foot long transit hall is located between the future WTC 2 and the currently under construction WTC 3. The total price tag has exceeded $4 billion, prompting much public outcry given the city's other transportation needs.

Entry from 4 WTC.

South Concourse.

South Concourse ceiling detail.

Entry to 4 WTC from the Transportation Hub.

South Concourse.

Inside the Transit Hall.

Looking up at the Transit Hall rib structure.

Looking up at the central spine skylight of the Transit Hall.

Transit Hall rib structure detail.

Looking east towards the Transit Hall.

Steps up to the Transit Hall.

Entrance to the Transit Hall from the PATH Hall.

Entrance to the PATH Hall.

PATH Hall.

PATH Hall ceiling detail.

PATH Hall.

Architects: Santiago Calatrava (WTC Transit Hub); Engineers: WSP Cantor Seinuk (1 WTC, 2 WTC, 3 WTC); Developers: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; Program: Transit, Retail; Completion: 2016.