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Calatrava's Bird Sealed Off

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"Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said Tuesday that the winged dome of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava's roof will no longer be retractable. The move is expected to shave hundreds of millions of dollars from the hub's budget. The hub was once budgeted at $2.2 billion, and estimates have gone as high as $3.4 billion. Mr. Calatrava had designed the dome to open, hoping a sliver of light would shine down into the atrium every Sept. 11 at the time the terrorist attacks occurred. The architect's office declined comment Tuesday." [Crain's]