New York City downtown's newest architectural landmark designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. Some will refer to him as a 'visionary theorist, philosopher and a true artist in the craft of engineering and architectonic expressionism" - source architect.com
What was Calatrava's inspiration?
His family and him moved to New York City after the events of September 11. Due to that, much of his inspiration was rooted in the permeation though the street of New York during that tragic moment in history, 9-11. This generated the deepest desire in Calatrava to build something exceptional, something that had the calming sense of peace and hope for future generations who walk though the space.
He also wanted to make sure navigation though the World Trade Center PATH station was easy and comfortable. Allowing commuters access to natural light all day, from sunrise to sunset was a key design concept as well.
- sources, Architectural Digest
If you have not visited the World Trade Center PATH station, please do.
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