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Aside from Tower 2, the Transit Hub used to be my favorite building in the new complex, and because I’m a huge transit nerd I guess it’s still is my favorite part of the complex.
I remember seeing the early renderings and I thought it looked stunning. But now every time I walk past it I just think it looks meh. It’s supposed to visually represent a bird taking flight but I feel like it completely fails to capture that impression in the real world. When I look at it I’m not picturing a dove taking flight. I’m picturing a dinosaur skeleton.
It’s a cool design by I feel it’s just a bit too flamboyant for this particular area. It doesn’t look like it belongs and that’s my biggest criticism for the entire World Trade Center site. Aside from the fact that all of the buildings have glass facades it doesn’t really feel like they all belong together. It just looks like a jumbled mess to me.
I’m thrilled to see that the complex is (slowly) getting closer to completion but I’m still really disappointed in the work that’s been done. I’m hoping my perception changes once construction on the entire complex has been completed.