great transportation hubs are places of gathering as much as transits. Full
of life, movement and beauty, they can not only serve the needs of many
thousands of people each day but also elevate their spirits.² Santiago
On August 1,
2003, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that it had
selected the Downtown Design Partnership, headed by Santiago Calatrava, for
the design and construction of the new PATH terminal.
terminal is to be designed and built within the context of a master plan for
the World Trade Center site developed by Daniel Libeskind.
envisions a civic gathering place, open 24 hours a day, pulsing with life
and movement, sending people out into the city, greeting travelers from the
airport, discharging commuters to nearby ferries and evensheltering visitors
from the rain.
will include four passenger platforms, a vast mezzanine, lowerand upper
concourses and a street-level building with retail space. Although the
mezzanine is underground daylight and views will enter the space.
passageways will connect to the subway, the World Financial Center, the
Fulton Street Transit Center, Liberty Plaza and other buildings on the trade
construction start is planned for late 2004 or early in 2005. Underground
levels would be finished by the end of 2006, the main terminal building and
pedestrian network completed between 2007 and 2009.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.