Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
New York, U.S.

Port Authority of NY and NJ World Trade Center Transportation Hub - Construction

Fluor led a joint venture to rebuild the transportation hub underneath New York City's World Trade Center site.

This $3.2 billion project began five years after the 9/11 attacks.

The design calls for a permanent subway and pedestrian terminal that acts as a conduit for up to 250,000 people traveling through Lower Manhattan daily.

Client's Challenge

Five years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, Fluor was asked to undertake the physically and emotionally monumental task of restoring full transportation services underneath the 16-acre World Trade Center site. This included incorporating full pedestrian access from the site to the city's subway system.

The project required executing a large-scale and complex engineering project without creating service interruptions for the temporary subway and train station in place since November 2003.

It meant moving large, often complex equipment and materials into the heart of one of the world's busiest and densest population centers.

It also required sensitive, meticulous coordination with city officials as well as other crews working on the 9/11 Memorial and new One World Trade Center building above ground.

Fluor's Solution

Fluor called upon its expertise in project management, engineering, procurement, value management, risk management, and project controls and administration to ensure the project's success.

Fluor officials met with city officials and other stakeholders in a long series of meetings where project steps were laid out and concerns addressed in detail.

Project work ran continuously from 2006 to 2011, during which work crews demonstrated a fierce commitment to completing the assignment effectively and efficiently.


The Transportation Hub's PATH [Port Authority Trans-Hudson] Station and Transit Hall will be 300,000 square feet in size and serve more than 100,000 daily commuters when completed.

The entire Transportation Hub will be 800,000 square feet in size and is designed to serve 250,000 pedestrians daily as well as millions of visitors a year.

Supported by 900 tons of steel, it will be the third-largest transportation hub in New York City.