AECOM Tishman, in a joint venture, served as construction manager for the 800,000-square-foot World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the third largest transportation center in New York City. AECOM also participated in the design of the Hub as part of a joint venture, Downtown Design Partnership, led by world renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.
The Hub connects as many as 250,000 pedestrians daily to 11 different subway lines. From the Hub, pedestrians also have quick access to the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system, Battery Park City Ferry Terminal, the World Trade Center Memorial Site, four of the World Trade Center buildings, the World Financial Center, and the Winter Garden. Additionally, subgrade pedestrian connections connect the PATH system with the New York City Transit subway system, surrounding site development, and other transit facilities.
The Hub features ample openness to provide passengers with a sense of security as well as clear visual orientation to both interior and exterior building functions. In addition, the Hub facilities incorporate sustainable architectural design and conform to ADA requirements.
The Hub features an “Oculus” design, comprised of 12,500 tons of specially designed structural steel. The concourses emanating from the Oculus link the entirety of the site above and below grade.