Pentagram created a comprehensive program of wayfinding and environmental graphics for the temporary PATH station at the former site of the World Trade Center. The station is designed as a stopgap until the new transportation center is completed in 2008. Because the station was deliberately designed to be temporary, the architecture is expeditious, open-air, and impermanent. The building is not air conditioned or heated, and looks directly into the Ground Zero site. Memorable quotes about the city have been enlarged and run on white scrims around the station perimeter, while interior walls have been covered with maps and overhead views of lower Manhattan. The graphics deftly acknowledge the city’s resilience, encouraging a sense of civic pride by showcasing the city that is like no other in the world.
Michael Gericke (Principal in Charge), Don Bilodeau
Domingo Gonzalez (lighting)