I can see Russia from my house!
No, I can’t. I’m lying. But I can see the brand new $4 Billion dollar OCULUS transit hub designed by Valencian Architect Santiago Calatrava.
According to Michael Kimmelman, the New York Times’ architecture critic, “The new Santiago Calatrava-designed transit center is not very practical, grossly overpriced, and poorly suited to its surroundings.
The long-delayed hub’s $4 billion price tag – up from an initial estimate of $2.2 billion – is “head-slapping” and “unconscionable.”
To read more of Kimmelman’s scathing review, click here:
The views from inside were nice……
Looking from inside OCULUS up at still unfinished Four Seasons and my apartment building (on right).
Look!! My apartment building on the right!
View from inside. The American flag was a nice touch.
Looking up at Freedom Tower through the roof.
Come inside with me, via the video below and let me know what you think of OCULUS and its price tag.
Was it worth $4 Billion dollars or do you think the money could have gone to better use??? Let me know in the comments.
All Photos by Vicki Winters