The passageway between the World Trade Center PATH station and Brookfield Place opened today. I didn’t get invited to the ceremony, so all I know is what I saw.
This is going to be sort of weird, because I took some pix on the way to François Payard Bakery and some on the way back—so I’ll run them in order of east to west, but much of the time the shot is of the reverse direction. Here’s a map to give you an overview of what’s the passageway does.
Leaving Brookfield Place, there are six (?) escalators, two elevators (but I think only one was in service), and, to my dismay, no stairs. Personally, I prefer stairs to vertiginous escalators. The photo directly below is actually looking back up toward Brookfield Place.
This is when it starts to get groovy. The light did funky things to my camera—as you’ll soon see—but in real life, the effect is very white. If the floors and walls aren’t marble, they’re marble-ish—and heaven only knows what the twice-daily commuter stampede will do to them.
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