The Manhattan subway station destroyed on September 11 reopens the cheers 17 years after the attack on the World Trade Center
- The original Cortlandt Street station on line No. 1 was destroyed in a WTC attack
- The station reopened at noon on Saturday, almost 17 years after September 11, 2001.
- The metro stop has been renamed WTC Cortlandt in homage to the connection to the site
Keith Griffith for Dailymail.com
A subway station in New York City has been reopened for the first time since it was destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center 17 years ago.
The ovations erupted when the first train entered the recently renamed WTC Cortlandt station at noon on Saturday, marking the completion of the final piece of reconstruction after the attack.
The old Cortlandt Street station on the No. 1 line of the subway system was buried under the rubble of the twin towers on September 11, 2001.
Debris is seen in the old Cortlandt Street station after the September 11 attack
Transit officials participate in the tape cutting of the reconstructed metro station on Saturday
The new reconstruction station is seen on Saturday, when it was reopened 17 years after the September 11 attack
The construction of the new station was delayed until the reconstruction of the surrounding towers was underway.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which completed the reconstruction of the station, did not take possession of the site until 2015.
Prior to that, it was under the control of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, while the Port Authority completed the construction of another nearby transit center.
Officials watch as the first train arrives at the new WTC Cortlandt station on Saturday
New York City Transit Authority Andy Byford (right) greets the train operator after the first train in 17 years stops at the newly rebuilt station on Saturday
The new station presents a carving in relief with words from the Declaration of Independence
On Saturday morning, the WTC Cortlandt reappeared on the online maps of the New York subway system after many years without stopping between Chambers and Rector on line No. 1.
The new station cost $ 181 million to rebuild and presents a relief carving using words from the Declaration of Independence.
On Saturday morning, WTC Cortlandt (in a circle) reappeared on the maps of the New York subway system