By Irene Plagianos DNAInfo
The Fulton Center is slated to open on Nov. 10. MTA
FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The long-delayed Fulton Center subway station will finally open on Nov. 10 at 5 a.m., the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Monday.
The $1.4 billion transit hub, most recently slated to open June 26, had postponed its launch repeatedly, most recently because of delays in testing systems, including the fire alarms and elevators, according to officials.
The massive station will be home to 10 subway lines and a variety of shops and eateries. The project was first supposed to open in 2007, but was delayed due to funding issues and a series of escalating costs.
The MTA has said that despite recent delays, the project is meeting its most recent budget.
The retail spaces in the transit hub will take longer to complete and an opening date for them has not yet been set, the MTA said.
NBC 4 NY
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More than 13 years after the 9/11 terror attacks, people are again working in the World Trade Center.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said workers began moving into offices at Four World Trade Center Monday.
A spokeswoman for the authority said it’s a milestone step in the redevelopment of the site. The Port Authority employees are the first office workers in the World Trade Center since the original complex was destroyed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
4 World Trade Center
ID now required to gain access to Liberty Street
Larry Silverstein’s Four World Trade Center is officially open for business. But, as Port Authority employees returned to work at 4 WTC today, some changes were made to the surrounding streetscape.
The 72-story, 978-foot tower — the fourth tallest in the World Trade Center complex — offers 2.3 million square feet of office space.