PATH Terminal
World Trade Center
New York, New York
2003 -

Photos courtesy Santiago Calatrava archives

³The worldıs 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 Calatrava.

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.

The PATH terminal is to be designed and built within the context of a master plan for the World Trade Center site developed by Daniel Libeskind.

Calatrava 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.

The project 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.

Pedestrian passageways will connect  to the subway, the World Financial Center, the Fulton Street Transit Center, Liberty Plaza and other buildings on the trade center site.

Temporary 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.

Client    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.