Subway station destroyed by 9/11 opens for 17th anniversary of tragedy

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A New York City subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

After 17 years of abandon, the World Trade Center/Cortlandt Street station officially opened to the public.

The station includes a mosaic featuring words from the Declaration of Independence and more notably for New Yorkers, air conditioning.

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Cortlandt Street will have four entrances into the World Trade Center transportation hub and will be accessible to riders with disabilities.

The old station had been buried under the rubble of the twin towers during the 9/11 attacks. Construction of the new station was delayed until the reconstruction of the surrounding area could be completed.

The project, which was taken over by the MTA in 2015 from the Port Authority, cost $181 million.

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