New sidewalk expands public access to World Trade Center

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Posted: May 05, 2015 5:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Pedestrians can now walk straight through the heart of the rebuilt World Trade Center by using a new sidewalk.

The 4,000-square-foot walkway off Church Street was opened Tuesday. It's another step toward making the 16-acre site more accessible to the public.

Steve Plate, who heads construction at the trade center, cut a ribbon at the new sidewalk flanking 4 World Trade Center. The 72-story high-rise houses the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the trade center site.

The walkway allows pedestrians to go from Church Street past the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum to West Street.

So far, about two-thirds of the 16-acre site is open to pedestrians. That includes the 104-story 1 World Trade Center, the tallest building in the country.