Getting around the World Trade Center reconstruction, no easy task, will soon be simplified with the addition of a new pedestrian link to the Liberty Street Bridge, the only surviving structure visible at the site. Formerly known as the South Bridge, crossing over West Street and connecting to 2 World Financial Center, it's getting a new extension that will run south along West Street and then do a dog-leg to the east. Ultimately the bridge will drop folks down in front of Cass Gilbert's grand old 90 West Street, where sidewalks are being widened as part of the West Street Promenade project. The reconfiguration will free up space at West and Liberty Streets for construction of the massive WTC Vehicle Security Center, set to go in just north of the slowly disappearing Deutsche Bank Building. According to those in charge, this new link will open in March 2010. If only those same folks could figure out a plan for the other bridge further south at West Thames Street, then Battery Park Citizens would be free to roam from the confines of suburbia on the Hudson.
· World Trade Center Redevelopment coverage [Curbed]