After years of delays and a cost overrun of $2 billion, the gleaming white Santiago Calatrava designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub is finally slated to open the first week of March.
The rib-like structure that’s meant to resemble “a bird in flight” will eventually connect 10 subway lines and the PATH when it opens, and will eventually house an Apple Store, Eataly and H&M. It will also be used as an event space for things like fashion shows and tastings.
The station will be the most expensive one in the world when it is completed, but is expected to only serve about 200,000 riders a day (Penn Station serves 600,000.) The project was initially scheduled to be finished by 2009.