Location: Exchange Place Station, Jersey City, NJ
Operator of Vehicle: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Date of Photo: September 4, 2001
Next week, the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks will be commemorated. One can cite a long list of things that changed in the wake of the terrorist attacks that no one would have expected in the years since. On the transit side of things, one did not feel a sense of urgency to visit the World Trade Center PATH station on September 4, 2001, just one week before the station would be destroyed when the Twin Towers collapsed. I certainly did not, which is why I opted to transfer to trains at Exchange Place instead of at World Trade Center while traveling between Newark and Hoboken that day. As it turned out, I would never have a chance to visit the original World Trade Center station, and it would be the only station on PATH that I did not travel to prior to September 2001. I have since been to the temporary station that opened in 2003, but not the Santiago Calatrava designed Oculus
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