See this fabulous time lapse build of the World Trade Ceneter over 11 years. As a spectacle it is magical but it also lets us appreciate how it’s done. Of course this building is the heart of New York. It symbolizes everything that is courageous, hopeful and strong about New Yrok City and New Yorkers. It embodies the refusal to give in to the powers of destruction.
Of course the whole area around the World Trade Center is also being rebuilt. Here’s a series of videos showing what is now almost compelte. The second vidoe is of the new PATH Station entrance at the foot of the WTC, designed by Santiago Calatrava.
And here’s the new PATH Station, bright and shiny, risen from what it was like after 9/11
This videeo helps you see the area around the WTC, with the new PATH station but also the buildings either completley rebuilt or almost rebuilt that are beside.
Underground there is a new shopping mall taking shape that will offer high end merchandise along with food and drink. In other words a whole new world has arisen from the ashes of the old. It’s a tribute to 9/11 but also a calculation that if you create something beautiful the crowds will come and completely transform this Downtown space. And it is now almost complete.