This NYC Subway Station Just Opened For The First Time Since 9/11
Almost 17 years to the day it was destroyed, the World Trade Center-Cortlandt Street Street station in New York City’s Financial District has reopened to the public.
This station and the buildings above it were obliterated in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Now, the station has been rebuilt and is located just west of the World Trade Center Hub’s head house, known as the “Oculus.”
The reconstruction efforts took $181.8 million and included the addition of a white marble mosaic by artist Ann Hamilton. The mosaic depicts text from the Declaration of Independence and the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
“WTC Cortlandt is more than a new subway station. It is symbolic of New Yorkers’ resolve in restoring and substantially improving the entire World Trade Center site,” MTA chairman Joseph Lhota said in a statement.