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33-69 Vesey St, World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10003
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just entered to see this majestic structure and clearly the best subway station in the MTA. So sparkling clean and new, you could almost forget the tragedy that brought this place to its existence.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nolinice
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So many architectural projects suffer from low budgets or inept contractors. This, however, seems to be true to Calatrava’s vision. As amazing inside as out, be sure to walk the levels of shops (like an airport) to see all angles of building. Next to 9/11...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ophelia1953
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're taking the subway to see the World Trade Center, you will probably go through this amazing structure. This multi function space has both the subway and Path train stops, while also housing shopping, food, and offices. We were a little overwhelmed with how...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lmstrad83
Reviewed 5 days ago

The outside of the building reminds me of Angel Wings, others have described it like a skeleton, however, we were amazed of the beauty and space inside, offering an array of shops to suit the budgets of shoppers, all concealing the main subway beneath, you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lorraine W
Reviewed 6 days ago

My office is right across from The Oculus and I head inside this structure as often as possible as I absolutely love it! While it was delayed by years and way over budget, the end result is a space that must be seen. The famed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful ,building ,Outstanding Architecture ,Mind blowing building in its own right ,not just a shopping area and train station ,but yet another future icon ,and must do visit in New York city .

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jarlath m m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like going to the Oculus and never tire of it. First of all quite a few subways go here. The architecture is remarkable. It is one of a kind inside or outside. There are numerous stores in this shopping area and restaurants. Sometimes the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank foodyholic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sculpture outside is magnificent (like a flying dove) but inside, this is a multiple-level mall with every kind of store and food shop. At Xmas, they have ongoing choir and other performances. The Apple store is in this "mall", as are Japanese delicacies and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ABClady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst not a huge fan of ultra-modern architecture, I think The Oculus is fantastic - and of course serves a purpose (transportation hub). A must-visit in NYC, for many other reasons too.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JeremyC13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Transited through here on our way to the WTC memorial, and wow what a marvellous creation. Wide open spaces, ultra modern and ultra clean. Good array of shops, and an impressive feel to the whole place.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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!