After almost two decades out of service, a New York City subway station destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks has reopened.
Located right next to the World Trade Center, the Cortlandt Street Station was completely buried under the rubble when the Twin Towers were hit in 2001. Parts of the building were said to have torn through the terminal – pictures taken after the attack show the station buried under debris and its metal beams nearly bent in two.
Just days before the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the first train in years entered the new, gleaming subway station.
The new WTC Cortlandt station on the 1 line is now open to the public. It’s fully accessible, has fewer columns for easier customer flow, and is also air-tempered to keep you cooler on hot days. pic.twitter.com/A5DaiBb06w
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) September 8, 2018
The station reconstruction project only began in 2015, delayed because of numerous projects in the surrounding area. Its complexity meant MTA officials had to wait for other authorities to decide where new buildings would be before they could plan subway entrances.