The New York Times reports that, for the first time since 9/11, pedestrians will be able to walk the “the length of the World Trade Center site” this June. That’s because the costly WTC transportation hub, now long overdue and well over-budget, is finally opening to the public.
The Times reports that the rusty monstrosity will allow for “limited pedestrian traffic” this summer:
Commuters going to Vesey Street will continue along the north concourse. Those heading to Liberty Street will take the longer south concourse. The storefronts along the concourses will be empty until later this year.
The passageway is planned mostly for PATH commuters. But it is easy to imagine it as a prime destination for architectural sightseers, at least until the Oculus is open in its entirety late this year or early next year.
New routes will be blazed aboveground, too. In July, the northeast corner of the memorial plaza is expected to open to the public. A pedestrian route will be created between the memorial plaza and Vesey Street.
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