By  on November 27, 2012

The sound of construction drones on in Lower Manhattan, where scaffolding can be seen on every block and cranes rise and fall in vacant yards, reminding observers that rebuilding after 9/11 is taking longer than anyone expected.

With no fewer than four retail projects under way, these urban malls are relying to some extent on public transportation, which has yet to be completed. The Fulton Center, a subway hub that will eventually connect to the World Trade Center, PATH trains and Hudson River ferries at Brookfield Place, formerly known as World Financial Center, is due to open in June 2014. Architect Santiago Calatrava’s hub for 13 subway lines and PATH trains will open in 2015 at the World Trade Center.

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