NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City subway station that was destroyed when the World Trade Center towers collapsed onto it in 2001 is still under construction and likely won’t reopen until 2018.
The Cortlandt Street No. 1 train station was crushed beneath falling debris from the towers Sept. 11, 2001. About a year later, downtown No. 1 trains began whizzing through it again, restoring service to other downtown stations. But the station itself has been a vacant shell ever since.
On Monday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors voted to take over the project from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at a cost of about $101 million. The cost includes an additional $31.5 million to the original price tag to compensate the contractor for construction delays.