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The state-of-the-art World Trade Center Transportation Hub, completed in 2016, serves 250,000 Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) daily commuters and millions of annual visitors from around the world. At approximately 800,000 square feet, the Hub, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava, is the third largest transportation center in New York City.

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub's concourse will ultimately connect visitors to 11 different subway lines; the PATH rail system; the Battery Park City Ferry Terminal; the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; World Trade Center Towers 1, 2, 3, and 4; and Brookfield Place (formerly known as the World Financial Center), which houses the Winter Garden. It represents the most integrated network of underground pedestrian connections in New York City.

The “Oculus” serves as the centerpiece of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, incorporating 78,000 square feet of multi level state-of-the-art retail and dining. The concourses emanating from the Oculus link the entirety of the site above and below grade. With an additional 290,000 square feet of exciting, multi-level retail and dining space, the World Trade Center site is the focal point of Lower Manhattan.


  • PATH Platforms C&D Open to the Public – September 8, 2016
  • Flag Raising Ceremony for WTC Oculus Plaza – August 16, 2016
  • Westfield World Trade Center Mall Opens For Business – August 16, 2016
  • Eataly Opening -- August 11, 2016
  • World Trade Center PATH station mezzanine level opens at WTC Transportation Hub August 8, 2016.
  • WTC Tower 2 entrance to PATH Opens June 21, 2016
  • Dey Street Connection to Fulton Center, providing PATH riders with direct access to NYC subway lines opened to public May 26, 2016
  • The Vierendeel Truss, serves as the “backbone” for the mezzanine roof and acts as a support for the northeast corner of the WTC Memorial. The truss weighs over 270 tons.
  • Design of the Hub includes fully integrated, climate-controlled concourses, mezzanines and platforms featuring high performance lighting and elegant finishes.
  • Over 12,500 tons of specially designed structural steel has been used to construct the WTC Transportation Hub Oculus , which is equivalent to the mass of 880 average sized school buses.
  • Platform A opened to the public on February 15, 2014.
  • West Concourse opened to the public on October 24, 2013.
  • The main transit hall is 365 feet long, 90 feet longer than the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal.

VSC Construction Status

  • The VSC will be the checkpoint though which vehicles heading to the below grade space will process through.
  • The VSC is currently screening vehicle deliveries to the WTC site.
  • The weight of the steel reinforcing bars used in the VSC slurry walls is equivalent to one tenth of the total weight of the Eiffel Tower.
  • The VSC's design calls for more than 10,000 tons of structural steel, which is the equivalent in weight to approximately 5,350 average sized cars.
  • The VSC's slurry walls are reinforced with 700 tons of steel, the weight of about 18 wheel Tractor Trailer Trucks.
  • There is over 10,500 tons of structural steel in the VSC.