World Trade Center Subway Station Destroyed

The subway station that was destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks has reopened for the first time since the attacks.

The World Trade Center (WTC) Cortlandt reopened on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The old station was buried under rubble from the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

“The opening of WTC Cortlandt returns a subway station to a vibrant neighborhood and represents a major milestone in the recovery and growth of downtown Manhattan,” said Joseph Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), in a statement.

“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.”

The station’s restoration cost over $180 million, according to the New York Post. Construction included clearing the rubble away from the original Cortlandt station, underpinning the station shell, creating an underground railway, and building the new station to grade. It measures 700 feet long and 47 feet wide and is situated several floors below street level.


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