Designed by the AIA Gold Medal-winning architect Santiago Calatrava, the new station will be the main entry point for the New Jersey PATH commuter transit system and link to twelve subway lines, surrounding office towers, the Memorial and Museum, Hudson River ferry terminals, and The World
Financial Center. The 800,000 sf hub was developed in collaboration with the Port Authority of NY & NJ, the US Department of Transportation, and the Federal Transit Administration. It will serve a projected ridership of 250,000 daily commuters and feature climate-controlled platforms, advanced signal systems, and superior lighting and finishes. Inspired by a child releasing a dove into the air, the unique, highly-engineered form brings a bold and architectural beauty that is often hard to achieve in a dense urban setting. The glass and steel “wings” soar 150 feet in the air and filter natural light into a grand hall and rail platforms 60 feet below grade. This grand, multi-story hall will include waiting areas, retail shops, and open pedestrian concourses. While it is scheduled for completion in 2015, the white-marble clad western concourse was recently opened to help alleviate pedestrian traffic surrounding the construction site.
Photos: Joe Woolhead