Port Authority may finally christen the $4 billion transit center
The World Trade Center Transportation Hub officially opened back in March (well, at least part of it did), but due to a variety of factors—timing, the Port Authority's problems with the whole boondoggle, the generally meh reviews of Santiago Calatrava's creation—no grand ringing-in was held for the space at the time. (Well, and because executive director Pat Foye raised his concerns with the $4 billion project, calling it a "symbol of excess.")
But the agency eventually promised that a ceremony would be held eventually, and Politico reports that it could happen in the next few weeks. Chairman John Degnan told Politico that PA is "hoping for a ceremony of some sort in May in connection with the board meeting," which takes place on May 26.
In other WTC Hub news, a historian has proposed naming the transit center after Alexander Hamilton, because Hamilton fever has apparently infiltrated every single part of New Yorkers' daily lives. (And hey, he's buried nearby—it's not like it's that weird of an idea.)
- Port to do ‘some sort’ of World Trade Center PATH Hub ceremony in May [Politico New York]
- History buff proposes naming World Trade Center transit hub after Alexander Hamilton [NYDN]
- WTC Hub Will Actually Get An Opening Ceremony…This Spring [Curbed]
- At Last, Tour Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub [Curbed]