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Calatrava's Bird of Light Now a Temple of Doom

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When celebrated starchitect Santiago Calatrava first unveiled his design for the PATH terminal at the World Trade Center?a few years and a few billion dollars ago?critics marveled at the soaring bird design, with its columnless expanses and skylit underground mezzanines. But that feat of engineering was complicated and expensive, so the Port Authority made Calatrava draw up what the train station will actually look like, and you can almost taste the saltiness of David Dunlap's tears as he posted the above rendering on City Room. Well, look at the bright side, folks: Penn Station suddenly doesn't seem so bad anymore.
· A Twisted Path for a Curve-Filled Terminal [City Room]
· WTC Path Station coverage [Curbed]