Yesterday, everyone (read: media in New York City) got really excited about the news that the intersection of Greenwich and Fulton streets would open to pedestrians for the first time in 48 years. It was lost when the original World Trade Center went up in 1967, and its reopening would provide a new access point to the Trade Centera huge and wonderful thing, right? Kind of. Erik Torkells of Tribeca Citizen tells it like it really is: "The reopening of Greenwich Street (to pedestrians, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) isn't quite as monumental as the media has made it out to be. [...] The pathway feels like a prison yard (note the barbed wire)."
Torkells does admit that it's nice to have an entrance to the site at the north. The intersection is a big crossroads for the complex, with the now under-construction 2 World Trade Center to the northeast, the performing arts center site to the northwest, the memorial plaza and museum to the southwest, and the transportation hub to the southeast.
The new pathway does give a new perspective on the site, so hop over to Tribeca Citizen for the full walk through.
· Seen & Heard: What's Changed at the World Trade Center [TC]
· Long-Closed World Trade Center Intersection Is Ready To Open [Curbed]
· All World Trade Center Redevelopment coverage [Curbed]