4. An art installation honoring resilience rests at PATH WTC

PATH World Trade Center entrance for passengers.
Passengers head to their trains at the Calatrava-designed World Trade Center PATH station. Photo courtesy Juan Cardenas.

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center, support came from all corners of the globe. One such show of solidarity arrived from Italy when, in recognition of the tragedy of both the WTC attack and the 1976 Italian Friuli-Venezia Giulia earthquake, artisans from the Mosaic school of Friuli created a mosaic spanning the length of several train cars.

Now installed beneath the elegant Calatrava-built World Trade Center station on PATH train track #1, the mural – entitled Saetta Iridescente (Iridescent Thunderbolt,) and attributed to artist Giulio Candussio, provides a meditative view for passengers awaiting their next train.