Santiago Calatrava has been talking about his plans for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub for some a while now, dropping hints about the splendor of the station being akin to “the grandeur and sense of occasion offered by the great room of Grand Central, with its celestial roof and shafts of sunlight.” Although it’ll be at least another 4 years before his scaled-back, over-budget PATH station is completed, a new video rendering from The Wall Street Journal gives us an idea of what a $3.2 billion train station looks like.
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Research conducted during 2009 shows that first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks suffer from asthma at more than twice the rate of the general U.S. population. They also suffer other ongoing lung problems and may have a higher risk of cancer.
While the spotlight has recently been cast upon Phillippe Petit due to the popularity of the documentary MAN ON WIRE, this week marks the anniversary of another famous stunt involving the World Trade Center that occurred on May 25, 1977. That day beginning at 6:30 am, a Queens mountain climber and toymaker George Willig began scaling the South Tower using custom clamps. When guards caught on and yelled at him to get down he replied, “I’m not coming down. There’s only one way to go, and that’s up.”