In January 2016, the Urban Design Forum led a hard hat tour of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub led by Robert Eisenstat, Chief Architect of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

The $4 billion, Santiago Calatrava-designed hub will connect 11 different subway lines and serve an estimated 200,000 commuters each day. The centerpiece “bird in flight” oculus features commercial retail space and a skylight that will open every September 11th to commemorate the victims of the attacks that destroyed the previous station. Full public access is expected to begin mid-2016.