Poll: Do You Agree With the Decision to Forego a Ribbon Cutting for WTC Transportation Hub?

Posted On Wed, February 24, 2016 By

Posted On Wed, February 24, 2016 By In Major Developments, Polls, Starchitecture, Transportation

Yesterday the Port Authority announced that they won’t be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony (or any type of celebratory event, for that matter) to mark the opening of Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub next month. They called the Hub “a symbol of excess” and cited the exorbitant $4 billion price tag as the reason for foregoing it. But at the end of the day, the agency is in charge of overseeing the new development. And despite the delays and budget overruns, is it right to ignore a place that is, to many, a symbol of rebirth for lower Manhattan?

Images: Ironworkers attach the “Old Glory” flag to the final Oculus rafter piece before installation, via Facebook/WTC Progress (L); via Mega Projects and Skyscrapers, via YouTube (R)

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