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Calatrava's World Trade Center Hub to Open Next Month

While the end is not in sight for construction at the World Trade Center site, a significant portion of the redevelopment is set to open to the public after years of delays and setbacks. Most notably, Santiago Calatrava's Oculus hub (well, a small part of it) is going to open in June, the New York Times reports. The hub has been decried by architecture critics as a "kitsch stegosaurus" and "a magnificent boondoggle" (in fact, no on can resist taking a swipe—David Dunlap, in this most recent article, describes it as looking "like a turkey skeleton after it's been stripped clean at Thanksgiving") but soon the public will be able to judge for itself, from the inside. A north-south passageway that connects the PATH platforms to new entrances at Vesey and Liberty Streets is set to open next month.

The rest of the story is over at Curbed NY. >>