“Where the hell am I?”

dievca took her last PATH train trip to Manhattan on Feb. 25th 2014.  She didn’t realize that the new WTC (World Trade Center) PATH station was opening that day.  As the PATH train spit out its passengers, dievca looked around and asked herself, “Where the HELL am I?” and “Who was stupid enough to build something so white in NYC?”.

A PATH train passes the slurry wall as it enters the newly-opened section of the World Trade Center PATH station, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in New York. The slurry wall remains from the original World Trade Center construction of the 1970's, when it was installed to withstand water pressure from the Hudson River on the site. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A PATH train passes the slurry wall as it enters the newly-opened section of the World Trade Center PATH station, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in New York. The slurry wall remains from the original World Trade Center construction of the 1970’s, when it was installed to withstand water pressure from the Hudson River on the site. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

World-Trade-Center-PATH-station-Platform-A-Train

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: People walk to a new platform for the New Jersey PATH Train during its unveiling at the World Trade Center, on February 25, 2014 in New York City. The platform will primarily service PATH trains from Hoboken, NJ, to New York, NY - it is expected to service 100,000 riders a day. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 25: People walk to a new platform for the New Jersey PATH Train during its unveiling at the World Trade Center, on February 25, 2014 in New York City. The platform will primarily service PATH trains from Hoboken, NJ, to New York, NY – it is expected to service 100,000 riders a day. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: People walk through a hallway that gives access to a new platform for the New Jersey PATH Train at the World Trade Center, on February 25, 2014 in New York City. The platform will primarily service PATH trains from Hoboken, NJ, to New York, NY - it is expected to service 100,000 riders a day. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 25: People walk through a hallway that gives access to a new platform for the New Jersey PATH Train at the World Trade Center. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

At that point the Exterior of the station hadn’t been completed:

World-Trade-Center-Work continues on a new station at the redeveloped World Trade Center site in New York City. The project is at least $2 billion over budget. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Work continues on a new station at the redeveloped World Trade Center site in New York City. The project is at least $2 billion over budget. ASSOCIATED PRESS

World-Trade-Center-PATH-Rendering courtesy of Santiago Calatrava, LLC © 2012

Rendering courtesy of Santiago Calatrava, LLC © 2012

But, apparently, the station was opened on May 6th, 2015.

World-Trade-Center-PATH-Interior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 911 memorial site on May 6, 2015. By Yeong-Ung Yang(Credit Yeong-Ung Yang Yeong-Ung Yang)

Interior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 9/11 memorial site on May 6, 2015. By Yeong-Ung Yang(Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang/  Yeong-Ung Yang)

World-Trade-Center-PATH-Interior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 911 memorial site on May 6, 2015. By Yeong-Ung Yang (Credit Yeong-Ung Yang - Yeong-Ung Yang)

Interior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 9/11 memorial site on May 6, 2015. By Yeong-Ung Yang (Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang / Yeong-Ung Yang)

World-Trade-Center-PATH-Exterior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 911 memorial site on May 6, 2015. (Credit Yeong-Ung Yang - Yeong-Ung Yang)

Exterior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 9/11 memorial site on May 6, 2015. (Credit:  Yeong-Ung Yang / Yeong-Ung Yang)

Will dievca get down there to see it?  Maybe….if she goes shopping at Century 21 sometime in the future. XO


13 Comments on ““Where the hell am I?””

  1. Sigh. This is fabulous..I love all the unexpected clashes and overlaps xxx

  2. mysirsvixen says:

    Ha! That’s what that was! I was ALSO shopping at C21 on my last jaunt into the City and I saw this and wondered what it was. I took about a dozen unsatisfactory pictures of it. Not sure when I’ll be back in, but I’ll put this on my list of things to check out. Thanks d!

    • dievca says:

      I haven’t been down there to look and see — Summer work schedule causes me to lose my mornings off and I hate running into the tourist crowded later in the mornings or afternoons. Let me know if you do get a chance to come up (aim for Feb. cold/dead time) — we can wander together. Love to you and yours. XO

  3. Good focus for the day…
    and smart design will affect someone every.single.day. that’s art!

    • dievca says:

      I’m very happy not taking the PATH, so I haven’t visited the station since –now I have prompted myself to get down there…the Art in the subways always make me happy.

  4. esther says:

    haven’t been down to that area in a long long while. beautiful design/architecture. xx

  5. Haha no wonder it went so much over budget – Calatrava was involved! Curious about how it remained white – not! A future post maybe? xxx


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