The Oculus

World Trade Center Transport Hub, Church Street, New York, New York City


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  • German Guevara

    - 27 August 2018 -

    Great way to move around on a rainy day as it’s so big and connects a couple of stations. Great stores, beautiful monument, majestic, modern.

  • Kabir M Aswani

    - 26 August 2018 -

    Great place to shop and a wide variety of brands to choose from! Also has access to many train stations across the city. Hosts a great farmers market on Thursdays!

  • Hannah Meiklejohn

    - 08 August 2018 -

    I enjoy the design of the Oculus, I know a lot of people think its an eyesore, but I'm impressed with the interior and exterior of this building. Mall located inside has many upscale stores and options for transportation, from Jersey transit to MTA subway. To my knowledge, there is no Oculus VR here, although I think its a missed opportunity for that company to advertise, considering there is an entire showroom floor inside that hosts many company pop-up shops.

  • Pranav Rajagopal

    - 07 July 2018 -

    Stunning design, and amazing architecture. You'll end up taking a lot of pictures. Good shops too.

  • Marcela Rivera-Melara

    - 28 June 2018 -

    A must-see for today’s NYC tourist. Whether visiting as an architect or as a shopper, or simply in transit, this new modern space is made more interesting by its story. Walk inside and absorb the minimalistic grandeur!

  • Han San Lim

    - 18 June 2018 -

    What a stunning building! I have always liked Calatrava's designs and I am glad to see NYC gets an iconic building at such an important location. The building let in a lot of natural lights and look almost different from different angle due to the lights. It is easy to get to since it on top of train stations and it also offers an wide variety of shopping and dinning options. Some reviewers didn't like the fact it has a shopping mall within it, but I am fine with it... without charging a fee to visit, something else has to fund the upkeep of the building. If you do not like crowd, come early in the morning or late night before or after the shops close. when you are nearby, be sure to checkout the One World Trade and the 9-11 Memorial right at the doorstep.

  • Alex Muddiman

    - 27 May 2018 -

    This is a really breathtakingly beautiful place but it's super crowded every time I've been here and it is dirty if you stray from the central stretch of the building. Bathrooms were gross and the lines were long, and the hallways around the bathrooms smell like pee/fecal matter. Shopping is alright but nothing unique--all big name designers you could probably get online for cheap and pay less in sales tax at home. Worth the visit for the architecture, but not much else. Once construction is complete for the subway lines, it will be a nice subway station.

  • Maurice Kwok

    - 07 May 2018 -

    I visited The Oculus at the World Trade Centre 9/11 Memorial last month. The architectural design is breathtaking!! It is like a flying bird that breaks through all the tragic history. The white color signifies pure, peace and holy. I made a silent prayer in the Ground Zero to remember all the victims and ask God to heal the broken hearts of their families and friends. Let's move on and live every day with strength and hope, Amen! From Toronto, Canada.

  • Paddy An

    - 10 April 2018 -

    Really impressive building. It is definitely worth visiting because it is way bigger inside that it seems to be from the outside. The design is breathtaking and there are a lot of shops at the different levels. It is open 24 hours a day and directly next to the One World Trade Center. At the lowest level there is a metro station as well to get different metros in different directions.

  • Riostantieka Mayandari S.

    - 01 March 2018 -

    It has been one of popular landmarks in the downtown of Manhattan. It’s very spacious with a unique design. Some high-end brand shops are newly opened. A quite big Apple Store is one of the magnets. Somehow it is still feel.. empty? You can see some guards patrolling in the mezzanine area.

The Oculus tours

Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial with World Trade Center Area Walking Tour

Visit Lower Manhattan and all of its many popular points of interest — plus a trip to the iconic Statue of Liberty — on this guided, full-day sightseeing tour. See the 9/11 Memorial, the new World Trade Center, St Paul's Chapel, the Oculus, Fulton Center, and much more. Also, enjoy a visit to...

Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

Explore the best of New York City on this guided, full day walking tour. A personal headset is provided to hear all the guide's commentary as you visit many of the Big Apple's most popular attractions, including One World Observatory, Lower Manhattan, the 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul's Chapel, The Oculus...

9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum

Visit the World Trade Center starting at St. Paul's Chapel which stands just a block away from the site, yet somehow miraculously survived the September 11 attacks. You'll learn about its important role in the aftermath of the attacks, serving as the base of operations for rescue workers and...

World Trade Center Walking Tour with One World Observatory Admission

Start your visit to One World Observatory with a walking tour of the World Trade Center for a more special and complete experience that includes a visit to The 9/11 Memorial and lets you experience some of the smaller but no less important memorials in the area that you would likely miss on your...

World Trade Center Photo Tour

Discover the magnificence of Lower Manhattan's newest landmarks while honing your architectural photography skills. The new World Trade Center is nearly complete and this safari is designed to remember the past while celebrating the future. This photo tour will explore the new Freedom Tower, the 9/11...

9/11 Memorial at World Trade Center and Financial District Walking Tour

Your professionally guided 2.5 hr. walking tour which covers approximately 1.4 mi. (2.25 km), will be led by an expert Guide, beginning from Battery Park and concluding upon the former Ground Zero site; once home to the iconic Twin Towers and now the location of the hauntingly beautiful memorial...

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