Another destination on my photography journey is the Transportation Hub at the World Trade Center. It’s not finished yet, but after seeing some of the images and reading about its progress, this really intrigued me. I wanted to go downtown and photograph it. I had to go see for myself. When I entered the portion that is open to the public, I immediately had the feeling of stepping into the future or some sci-fi movie set. It was truly surreal.
At approximately 800,000 square feet, the Hub, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava, will be the third largest transportation center in New York City, rivaling Grand Central Station in size. I am going to have to go back periodically. Something about this space is both haunting and visually stimulating.
It was such an expansive space that when this small boy started running back and forth I just had to photograph the moment. It was the juxtaposition of this tiny person in the huge open arena that caught my attention.
As you go up the elevator to the second tier, it becomes the entrance to 1 World Trade Center, specifically now the Conde Nast entrance. They won’t let you in building, but the corridor had that dreamlike feel. Again I felt transported into the future.
The intense back lighting creates striking silhouettes.
This is another place I want to go back and photograph. I think as they finish construction it will only get more mesmerizing, at least to me.