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33-69 Vesey St, World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10003
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So, this is a architectural modern marvel.... from the outside, you would never know that there is a mall inside, and looking at it overlooking the 9/11 memorial is impressive.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank markj4golf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Personally, I found the Oculus to be amazing in size, design, inside and outside, and significance. I really liked the architecture of it and could have stayed outside and looked at it for quite a while. Inside it’s huge and beautifully organized. It was quite...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rebeccawadams
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful tribute by the architect to the strength and beauty and resilience of the American spirit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank blades3sj
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to see the Oculus on the recommendation of my son in law while visiting New York. The subway stop is just one block away & the oculus is visible as soon as one emerges from the station. From the outside the structure looks...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank silverfox711
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely one of the most unique architectural design in New York city. The fact that the subway also stops there makes this a very convenient spot to go for lunch and do some shopping. It does get extremely overcrowded at times with multiple large groups...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a WOW! The shops were great! But for me it was all about the design! I was totally amazed by it! And having the freedom tower in the back round was just another thing to say WOW! Well worth the visit!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank J7349CTvanessaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful structure. I wish we had more time to spend shopping at the different stores. We had limited time and quickly breezed through to catch a glimpse. Wonderful.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The design of the structure is very interesting. Inside there are a ton of shops and restaurants. There is an underground connection to the Observatory and rail lines. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Climb14ers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gigantic railway / shopping center complex is not only beautiful, but also has lots of references to classical church architecture - e.g. on 9/11 the sunbeams will create a certain pattern on the ground. Typical Calatrava elements blended with the special significance of this...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank trooper92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the trip downtown to see this magnificent structure. It is both a crossroads for transit (subways etc) and a big shopping mall. Give it 45 min unless you really like to shop every store and pop-up.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Juliana L
December 18, 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
The Number 1 subway train stops directly inside the Oculus these days. It's a brand new station in gleaming white.
December 3, 2018|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava said he designed the Oculus to resemble a winged dove.
November 30, 2018|
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Response from julionyc | Reviewed this property |
Easiest, cheapest, and convenient is the NYC subway. Go to 50th Street Station and take the E subway downtown to World Trade Center Station. Use exit-Church St & Vessey St or you might want to exit from right under it!