The World’s most expensive train station in the world opens at the World Trade Center site in New York, United States Of America. The site World Trade Center destroyed 14 years ago in the 9/11 attacks. Santiago Calatrava, the Spanish Swiss architect taken 12 years to make it. The site has been made at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub next to the Twin Towers, which were destroyed in the Al- Qaeda hijackings.
The site World Trade Center Transportation Hub is expected to eventually serve more than 2,00,000 daily commuters. The building space measures 350 feet (107 meters) long by 115 feet (35 meters) at its widest point.
Initially budgeted at 2 billion US dollars, the station ended up costing 3.85 billion US dollars that earned it the title of the most expensive station in the world. In contrast, the temporary station which was built straight after the September 11, 2001 attacks cost just $323 million. In the 12 years since the project was unveiled, it has been heavily criticized for its appearance but also for spiraling so drastically off budget and closing seven years behind schedule.
The center connects the PATH commuter rail to New Jersey with New York subway lines, provides indoor pedestrian access to the Trade Center towers and will also house an enormous shopping and restaurant plaza. The transit hub will serve 250,000 people making it the third largest transportation center in the city.
Extra Info :
– World Trade Center (1973–2001)
– On 9th September 2011 destroyed by Al Qaeda
So Lets discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. World’s costliest train station has opened at which place in the United States Of America ?
2. What is the Approx. budget for this project ?
3. Name the terrorist group who has hijacked the World Trade Center ?
Courtesy : Times Of India