Volume 22, Number 25 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | October 30 - November 6, 2009
Although financial disputes regarding the World Trade Center have not been resolved, construction continues at the site and on nearby projects. At the W.T.C., work is underway on the 9/11 Memorial, Towers 1 and 4 (above photo) and the PATH commuter station. The station will connect with the Fulton Transit Center and the Cortlandt St. R,W subway station. The northbound Cortlandt platform is scheduled to reopen in December, over four years after the station was closed for temporary repairs. The southbound platform is scheduled to open nearly two years later, on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. The Cortlandt station, right, is just one piece of the $1.4 billion Fulton Center, a project that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says is back on track after receiving $424 million in federal stimulus funds earlier this year. The budget of the project has nearly doubled since it was announced shortly after 9/11, and the timeline has lagged as well, but officials now say the station will open in 2014 to link 12 subway lines and the W.T.C.