September 24, 2003

WTC Redux x ?

Felix Salmoncontinues his excellent coverage of the WTC rebuilding. One point in particular is resonating with me. When the original WTC was built several city streets where wiped off the map, resulting in a serious disconnect between Tribeca, Battery Park City and the Financial District. I actually liked the old Towers, which I used to work in, but in terms of connecting the surrounding neighborhoods they were a tragedy. A huge wall faced Tribeca, while BPC was cut off by a highway. The new plan apparently restores the old streets to foot traffic, and covers over the highway. The result should be a real street level vitality and a real flow between previously isolated hoods.

Posted by Abe at September 24, 2003 08:14 PM