The No. 1 line at the Cortlandt St. subway station is set to reopen in October.
It was demolished, but never defeated.
Dust-clotted debris and crumpled I-beams have given way to gleaming new track and actual walls as the Cortlandt St. subway station awakens 17 years after the 9/11 attacks crushed it.
The last piece of the WTC site, the station on the No. 1 line — which ran beneath the marvel that was the World Trade Center and which had an entrance near the hallowed Survivor Steps that saved hundreds of people running for their lives — is set to reopen in October, a few months after its 100th birthday July 1.
Following nearly two decades of doing without, one might wonder at the need for this $158 million station. After all, people have made other commuting arrangements in the ensuing years. And the Port Authority’s…
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