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Calatrava World Trade Center Transit Hub Exhibition, New York, United States 
Saturday 09 May 2009
 
Opening night for Calatrava 
 
Wade Zimmerman 
 
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Editorial

Crowds gather in NYC for Calatrava Exhibition 

On Friday, the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in Manhattan held a launch party for the exhibition Santiago Calatrava: World Trade Center Transportation Hub. The exhibition, which runs to Aug 31st 2009, showcases architectural models and a multimedia presentation of the Spanish architect’s design for the Ground Zero transit hub, which is inspired by the image of “a bird being released from a child’s hand”. Also on view are selected American works by the architect.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioned Calatrava to design the project in association with Downtown Design Partnership, a joint venture of DMJM + Harris and STV Group, Inc. In January 2004, when Calatrava unveiled plans for the project, the daring design, which featured a pair of soaring wings that could open and close, was seen as a symbol of renewal and hope after the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Since then, Caltrava made some adjustments to the design to save time and money while preserving the original intent. The exhibition is an opportunity for New Yorkers and others to view the development of this project, which will greatly improve mass transportation access across Lower Manhattan.

The exhibition is on view at the Queen Sophia Spanish Institute’s Gallery located at 84 Park Avenue. Gallery hours are Monday- Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m; Friday 10 a.m. – 8p.m. Admission is $10 for the general public and $5 for students and senior citizens.

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