Calatrava Designs Transit Hub at World Trade Center
(CBS NEWS) The Greenwich Street entrance to the new transit hub at the rebuilt World Trade Center site in downtown Manhattan. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the “Oculus” is a train station, plaza and shopping mall adjacent to the memorial site for the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
“Sunday Morning” asked photographer Daniel Jones to capture the new site, the exterior of which has been likened to a dove with clipped wings.
“When you stand outside and you look at this, it is so different from all the buildings around it, that it does take your mind away from what happened here, the devastation and the tragedy,” photographer Daniel Jones told CBS News’ Martha Teichner. “And I think it opens up people’s minds to interpreting this building as whatever they see it as.”
“I’ve heard every description you can think of as to what this building looks like,” said Jones. “A turkey carcass, an armadillo, a bird with clipped wings ‘cause one side is longer than the other. A Pokemon character!”