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Inspired Design

Photo of Santiago Calatrava's design for new World Trade Center hub On January 22, 2004, architect Santiago Calatrava unveiled his design for the new transportation hub at the World Trade Center Site to rave reviews. The structure has an oval shell, with two wings rising from its center. A glass domed roof allows light to reach 60 feet down to the PATH train platform. The roof also opens to create an outdoor promenade.

As Mr. Calatrava told Rafael Pi Roman, the concept of a closed structure coming apart has a metaphorical connection to the events of September 11th, and the idea of a building "that has been protecting us ... suddenly [not being] there."
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