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33-69 Vesey St, World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10003
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A futuristic piece of architecture with a WOW factor that sits right next to the 9-11 memorial. This slice of visual wonder was designed by Santiago Calatrava and was designed to symbolize a dove released from a child’s hand. It's practical purpose is a transportation...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ByronA601
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The structure from the outside gave no clue to what was on the inside. We thought The Oculus was just a sculpture! Inside was massive!! We entered on the top story to a view that was incredible. Although we did not have time in our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Getaway783051
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in the area for the observation deck and didn't even know this place existed. Hats off to the architect, because it's a design classic. Well worth visiting even if you hate shopping with a passion. Much better than all the boring steel and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RoyalOperaMouse
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great building and showing center near the 9/11 Memorial. Spend time looking at the architecture and do some shopping.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaray24
Reviewed 3 days ago

TIP: After you have done much walking around the outdoor World Trade Memorial areas, you can freely move indoors to relax, dine, and shop down below. Multiple subways pull directly into this complex, so it is ideal for bad-weather days. TIP: note that there are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow, this is an amazing building. So clean, bright, unusual. It is a mall, at subway station, and a work of art. Really was there in 2017

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BAR1025
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a surprise to see this addition to the Twin Towers Memorial. The outside looks like an eagle and the inside is so impressive. There are many places to visit around the area such as Brookfield Place with Ellis Island view at the back....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aesta
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building was built as a result of the terror attacks in 2001. Before the attacks, the World Trade Center had a shopping concourse and mass transit center. The Oculus rose from that debris and it is better and more beautiful. A testament to America....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Doug F
Reviewed 1 week ago

my son had worked in a store inside the Oculusit its a marvelous scenery u must come and check it out when in NYC!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yuridia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of this structure both from outside and inside is quite breathtaking. The shape and the vivid whiteness have dizzying affect. On the subway station platforms is a mosaic by artist Ann Hamilton, including text from the 1776 Declaration of Independence and the 1948 United Nations...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Juliana L
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Response from Steve R | Reviewed this property |
yes with connection. 4 & 5 and the blue line are direct.
3 December 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.
1 December 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!