World Trade Center Transit Hub and Oculus
- The west concourse connects the PATH train from New Jersey to Brookfield Place, an office complex across from the World Trade Center site.
- The Oculus, though, is still unfinished and completely surrounded by construction.
- Before the Oculus opened, PATH train riders used a temporary station.
- With the Oculus's official opening, New York City has a new selfie magnet.
- The skylight in the main hall is best viewed on a sunny day.
- Significant portions of the hub will be devoted to retail — around 365,000 square feet.
- The main hall is open to the public, but the upper levels are still under construction.
- With a price tag of $4 billion in taxpayer money, the hub has been called a giant boondoggle.
- One critic called it an "inflated spectacle."
- Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava said he designed the Oculus to resemble a winged dove.
- But others say it looks like a dinosaur carcass, or even a Pokemon.