Client

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Location

New York, NY

Market

Rail Transportation: Stations & Terminals

Services

Design: Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical/HVAC, Geotechnical Foundations, Plumbing/Piping/Fire Protection

Program/Construction Management Services: Project Controls

Environmental Sciences: Resiliency & Sustainability

WTC Transportation Hub

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub marks the confluence of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's (PANYNJ) longstanding commitment to rebuilding the World Trade Center (WTC) site and the innovative vision of the Downtown Design Partnership (DDP), the STV/AECOM joint venture which provided architectural and engineering design services in association with Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and Parsons Transportation Group. It is a key component of the 16-acre redevelopment of Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of September 11. 

The Hub serves as a portal to the entire WTC site and a gateway to Lower Manhattan. It provides seamless public access throughout the site for more than 250,000 daily commuters, users and visitors via its Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) station and integration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit subway system. The facility also provides internal pathways to the site's office towers and features nearly 400,000 square feet of retail space.

Above ground, the facility's iconic rib-like structure evokes a dove taking flight, representing healing and hope. The soaring, wing-shaped shell consists of hundreds of tons of steel and glass. The Oculus, the Hub's main transit hall, is comparable in size to Grand Central Terminal's main concourse.

DDP worked with dozens of stakeholders, an evolving group that included the PANYNJ, federal/state/city agencies, developers and political leaders to make this project possible. The end result honors the commitment, drive and dedication of the PANYNJ, the workers and all the stakeholders in remembering the events and loss of September 11 and pride in rebuilding the WTC site. 

Award Icon Project Recognition

BEST PROJECT 2017
ENR Global Best Projects – Rail
ENR/Engineering News-Record Magazine

GRAND AWARD 2017
Engineering Excellence Award
American Council of Engineering Companies

EMPIRE AWARD 2017
Engineering Excellence Award
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York

DIAMOND AWARD 2017
Engineering Excellence Award – Transportation
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York

AWARD OF MERIT 2016
ENR New York Best Projects – Airport/Transit
ENR/Engineering News-Record Magazine