World Trade Center Transportation Hub - The Oculus - Opened May 26
The Oculus, site of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, celebrated its opening on May 26. The $4B controversial project designed by Santiago Calatrava connects the New York-New Jersey PATH line with 9 subway lines. The original "Birds in Flight" design called for the "wings" to be operable, but that got axed over budget issues. Instead, a 355-foot-long operable skylight, varying in width from 12-ft. to 22-ft., will open every year on 9/11 and other times as weather permits. Included here is the EarthCam two-minute time-lapse video of the five-year construction project.
Other resources to check out:
Walk though YouTube video by Minh Nguyen (10 minutes)