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Calatrava 'Treated Like a Dog' Over World Trade Boondoggle

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Santiago Calatrava isn't only the architect behind the scandal-plagued ascent of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub; he's a person too, you know, and he wants to remind people that he has feelings. "It has not been easy for me," Calatrava told the Wall Street Journal regarding all of the criticism he's fielded amidst the hub's major delays and massively inflated—doubled—budget, "I have been treated like a dog." The reasons for the delays, the Journal points out, are numerous, and owe in part to the interweaving of multiple projects spearheaded by a handful of agencies around the site, including the state's demand to keep the subway that runs atop the underground hub running as construction commenced four stories below.

More on Calatrava's feelings and the whole debacle at Curbed New York >>