When is the opening of a train station more than just the opening of a train station? When it signals any form of progress in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center. And while this is actually just the opening of a new temporary entrance for the PATH train (the third since 9/11), it still has significant meaning. Which is precisely why we sent Curbed shutterbug Will Femia to capture the new PATH action at Vesey Street on the eve of its first big test, a morning rush hour. This entrance is taking the place of the one on Church Street, which will soon close to make way for excavation and construction at the site. In 2011, the PATH entrance will move back to Church Street, housed in whatever remains of the Port Authority's once-glorious Santiago Calatrava-designed soaring bird. Which will be near whatever remains of the MTA's once-glorious Fulton Street Transit Center.
· Construction Watch: What's Up at the World Trade Center? [Curbed]
· Calatrava's WTC Hub Clipped Again [Curbed]