9. Cortlandt Street Subway Station

Cortlandt Street Subway Station

On September 8th, 2018 the Cortlandt Street subway station at World Trade Center servicing the 1 line re-opened to riders for the first time since it was severely damaged during 9/11 under the weight of the debris from the Twin Towers collapse. For nearly two decades, it sat as a ghost station, viewable as the train passed by. The station, which is officially renamed WTC Cortlandt, features wall-to-wall marble mosaic artwork by artist Ann Hamilton, showing text from the 1776 Declaration of Independence and 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

The station shell is the same as the original Cortlandt Street station, though significant work had to be done to repair it, along with the tracks and tunnel. The new station also has fewer columns than before, allowing for easier customer flow.