New York city subway station reopens 17 years after the 9/11 attack


The newly renamed station opened on Saturday. ‘WTC Cortlandt’ station. The station was destroyed 17 years ago during the 9/11 attack when it was buried under debris when the two World Trade Center towers collapsed. 

According to the New York Times, the new station cost $181.8 million. It now possesses state-of-the-art technology such as a new air ventilation system, and walls adorned in white marble mosaic spelling out text from the US Declaration of Independence and 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human rights. 

“WTC Cortlandt is more than a new subway station… It is symbolic of New Yorkers’ resolve in restoring and substantially improving the entire World Trade Center site.” said New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) chairman Joe Lhota in a statement. 

More details here: BBC News 9/11 article 

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