Planes Trains & Automobiles
Knowing the PA’s history of delayed projects, we’ll probably be able to teleport to Newark Liberty by the time this extension is done. Read More
Planes Trains & Automobiles
Santiago Calatrava does not have the best reputation when it comes to designing practical public works. The Valencian architect has achieved great success in winning design commissions across the globe—especially for public works projects like bridges, train stations and cultural centers—but has also attracted criticism for his budget-busting designs.
Mr. Calatrava is practically a persona non grata in Valencia (he is now based in Zurich), where the leftist Esquerra Unida political party has started a website called Calatrava te la clava—loosely translated as “Calatrava bleeds you dry”—on which it accuses the architect of making 100 million euros off the Valencian City of Arts and Sciences, a cultural complex that is widely seen as a symbol of excess, built during Spain’s boom years but now a drain on the government’s finances as it undergoes a period of fiscal austerity.
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At $3.4 billion (or is it $3.8 billion?), the new Port Authority Trans-Hudson terminal at the World Trade Center will very likely be the single most expensive subway station on earth. Riders traveling between the Financial District and New Jersey have been using the $323 million temporary station since it opened a decade Read More
Last week, the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved yet another increase in the budget for Santiago Calatrava’s winged transit hub at the World Trade Center, bringing the price of the station up to a level once deemed untenable while also dipping into the Port’s ground zero Read More
The hot new startup today is Path, a social network that lets users connect with 50 — just 50 — of their closest friends, family and lovers.
Path has all the ingredients for a hot startup. Famous founders: Dave Morin of Facebook and Shawn Fanning of Napster. Famous investors: They don’t come any Read More
With The Times giving details today on the changes being considered to the Santiago Calatrava-designed PATH hub, we caught up with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver out at the Democratic National Convention in Denver to get his reaction to the news that the Port Authority may put columns in the signature main hall of Read More
The Port Authority voted today to raise fares and tolls on bridges, tunnels and PATH trains, making life that much harder for those who lives outside of New York City. Such crossings as the Lincoln Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge, among others, will cost drivers another $2, bringing the out-of-pocket fare for each trip Read More