New York City Station Reopens After Being Destroyed Due To The 9/11 Attack

New York City Station Reopens After Being Destroyed Due To The 9/11 Attack

The New York subway station has reopened after 17 years since it was destroyed on September 11, 2001.

Cortlandt Street on the 1 line was buried under debris after the two World Trade Center towers collapsed after the horrific attack where nearly 3,000 people died and thousands were injured.

People were welcomed on Saturday into the newly renamed WTC Cortlandt station.

“WTC Cortlandt is more than a new subway station,” said New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) chairman Joe Lhota in a statement.”It is symbolic of New Yorkers’ resolve in restoring and substantially improving the World Trade Center site.”

The new station costs around $181.8 million (£140.7 million) according to the New York Times, the repairing required an entire new ceiling to be re-built and 365 metres (1,200 ft) of a track to be replaced.

The station now boasts state-of-the-art technology, such as new air ventilation systems to keep the platform cool and also consists of fewer columns to help with passenger flow.

The walls of the station is embedded with beautiful white marble mosaic, spilling out text from the US Declaration of Independence and the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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(After the World Trade center Collapsed on to the train station)

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(Reconstruction of the station after 17 years )