People walk up a flight of stairs in the World Trade Center complex from the newly-opened WTC Cortlandt subway station in New York on Saturday evening, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
WTC subway station reopens for first time since 9/11 attacks
September 11, 2018
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A subway station is open again. It is in New York City. It is the the first time it has been open. This is since it was destroyed. It was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack. That was 17 years ago.
People cheered. They cheered when the first train rolled into the new WTC Cortlandt station. This happened at noon. This was last Saturday.
The old Cortlandt Street station was on the subway system's No. 1 line. It was buried. It was under the rubble of the twin towers. That was on Sept. 11, 2001. Construction of the new station was delayed. It didn’t start until the rebuilding of the surrounding towers was well under way.
The new station cost $181 million. It features a mosaic. It uses words from the Declaration of Independence.
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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
In what ways do you think the reopening of the subway station will be most beneficial?
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