The Oculus

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

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Reviews

  • Alex Muddiman

    3
    - 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

    5
    - 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

    5
    - 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.

    4
    - 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.

  • Chloe

    5
    - 23 January 2018 -

    Sadly I worked in this area and used the NJ Path trains for my commute when this was once the World Trade Center, a monumental structure taken down in terror. Standing in its place is an Awe inspiring, beautiful architecture that is breath taking from the outside to the inside. Quite phenomenal and simply magnificent in sheer size and beauty! The space once underground is enormous with a plethora of mid to high end shopping boutiques, stores, coffee shops, eateries and kiosks selling a variety of goods throughout. Fond memories of happiness, traveling through, stopping to shop, taking lunch breaks nearby and enjoying the hustling and bustling scenery of an era long gone but never forgotten and all of it even better than before. A great testament to what was once old, fallen and crumbled is now erect, new and alive again even bigger and better, quite Epic! You can navigate to available MTA trains 2,3,4,5,6, A,C, E & NJ Path trains without ever leaving the Oculus! Amazing!

  • M

    5
    - 13 January 2018 -

    This building easily qualifies as a modern architectural marvel. It is so elegantly made and maintained at very high standards. The Apple store inside graces the building further. In addition, it is a convenient connection to various subways as used to be the case when the twin towers were standing tall. Also if you haven't visited the 9/11 museum, it is a must visit, it left me teary eyed and the waterfalls outside the Oculus are also beautifully constructed to honor the victims of 9/11. Overall, a magnificent place to visit.

  • Sanjay Gupta

    5
    - 06 January 2018 -

    “very beautiful architecture......not completely build, Stores are about to open...” It's newly opened and not much crowded now. They have closed the usual exit at WTC station and opened this one, so one can have a look what they have made. All white and shape called oculus, in memory of lost lives. Outlets/restaurants/pubs are about to open. Fossil/guess/forever21 to name a few are in the store. Oculus connects u to Fulton mall internally so connectivity to the street around is easy. Spend some 5 odd minutes to admire its beauty...

  • Kar-Wing Ho

    4
    - 04 January 2018 -

    Very unique building. A must see for all visitors. The shops inside are okay. What it is, is a transportation hub with access to the NJ Path and the Futon Center. But the true marvel is skylight that crowns the building. I had my doubts when it was constructed. I thought it would be an eye sore. It won me over as I took my step and saw it for the first time.

  • Laura Kim

    4
    - 18 November 2017 -

    I visited Oculus a couple of times when I lived in FIDI. The Oculus is a transportation hub and shopping mall adjacent to the 9/11 Memorial. The structure design is unique and very different from other train/rail stations. It's oval-shaped with white steel ribs resembling the shape of a flying bird. Interior design is stunning and spectacular. There is a huge main hall on the concourse level that is filled with natural light. You can take a stroll around lots of high-end shops, cafes, and restaurants. There's plenty of things to do.

  • Sanjay Gupta

    5
    - 23 September 2017 -

    “very beautiful architecture......not completely build, Stores are about to open...” It's newly opened and not much crowded now. They have closed the usual exit at WTC station and opened this one, so one can have a look what they have made. All white and shape called oculus, in memory of lost lives. Outlets/restaurants/pubs are about to open. Fossil/guess/forever21 to name a few are in the store. Oculus connects u to Fulton mall internally so connectivity to the street around is easy. Spend some 5 odd minutes to admire its beauty...

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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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