Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Beware the Oculus!
This is a new building which opened recently, known as the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. It used to be called just the PATH station where trains run from Manhattan to New Jersey. They are not finished with construction but the station is open. They call this building "The Oculus" which seems to be a misnomer, because an "oculus" is a circular opening in the centre of a dome or in a wall. Santiago Calatrava, designer of the station, said the Oculus resembles a bird being released from a child's hand. The hub is composed of a train station with a large and open mezzanine under the National September 11 Memorial plaza. I have been looking forward to seeing the inside of this for a couple of years now.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:01 PM