The Oculus

The Oculus, New York City: Hours, Address, The Oculus Reviews: 4.5/5

Architectural Buildings • Monuments & Statues
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The area
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Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Chambers St • 1 min walk
  • Park Place • 2 min walk
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9,024 within 3 miles
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4.5
2,553 reviews
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1,570
Very good
779
Average
159
Poor
30
Terrible
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,874 contributions
Nov 2021
This is a covered transit station and shopping plaza. The structure is shocking, alarming, and some might think it pretty. It has become an instant landmark, but it also immensely practical.
Written January 17, 2022
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deepakgupta5
Noida, India460 contributions
Jan 2022
It is a shopping mall and a subway station combined into a unique architectural landmark. The shopping is nothing great as it is the same brands that you will find at most other malls but the overall architecture is very interesting. Do visit if you are in the business district
Written January 12, 2022
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luv2travl003
Reston, VA741 contributions
Jan 2022
As the reviews indicate, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am with the majority here, who find the architecture interesting and beautiful. Oculus has multiple floors of good shopping, capped off at one end by Eataly, which has a beautiful array of foods for sale. Yes, things are expensive. So is life. Get over it.
Written January 4, 2022
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rod48533
Holland, MI143 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Amazing building, surreal architecture, and the location couldn’t be better right at the World Trade Center location.
Written December 26, 2021
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Maryanne S
Ipswich, MA250 contributions
Nov 2021
Amazing feat....NYC is back in a major way....please visit this piece of architecture.....MUST SEE! The shopping is phenomenal also...had a nice chat with the REBAG sales person...interesting! But all in all the WTC is definitely back in business....and one can take the subway there....no problem!
Written November 28, 2021
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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada13,678 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a destination worth a visit on its own. The architecture is out-of-this-world stunning, one of the best buildings in that regard in the world. Just go, stroll around, you'll be amazed. Can't say any more, just go!
Written November 24, 2021
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ronjo81
Charlotte93 contributions
Oct 2021
Great shopping. Stunning structure. Restrooms a bit difficult to locate. Subway stop right here. Architecture’s dream.
Written October 25, 2021
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ek1974
Hartland, WI132 contributions
Oct 2021
The Oculus is "Must Visit" place when you go to NYC. I highly recommend it. It is a good place to take pictures and to see the fabulous architecture.
Written October 24, 2021
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI681 contributions
Sep 2021
Easily the most unique structure in lower Manhattan, it appears ready to take flight. After admiring the outside, be sure to take time to enjoy the inside. This a shopping mall, a transportation hub, and an architectural marvel.
Written September 30, 2021
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MichelMan
Herzliya, Israel235 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Another great work from the famous Spanish architect Calatrava. The interior is much more impressive than the exterior.
Written September 28, 2021
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The Oculus is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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