Catch a ride at The Oculus, the main station house of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Another outstanding work of the famed Spanish architect and structure engineer Santiago Calatrava, the train station reopened to the public in 2016, immediately becoming an attraction. The sleek and modern design of its stark white entryway was inspired by the image of a dove flying from the hands of a child, symbolizing hope. Take the architect's advice and visit the airy main hall on a sunny day when the skylight is open. Put The Oculus and other New York City attractions into our New York City trip itinerary builder tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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The Oculus Reviews
Wow! You will stop breathing for a second when you first come up from the train station. Just a beautiful building. Several stores for some shopping. But really just take in the beauty. Its free! more »
Amazing breathtaking experience as you step out the subway station into the huge Oculus. Like its name suggests,it is a stunning eye-like design! It is basically a mall with tons of fancy shops and... more »
Impressive architecture! It's mesmerizing when you first enter. The shops are all first class and you can find anything! It's not crowded at all and it gives a sense of peace and calmness (even when shopping!) :) The transportation hub is ideally located and you can access trains to take you anywhere. Best train station ever!
Out of the box design. Just opposite of the one world building. It has a unique character lines. This is the metro station and a shopping mall. Fun time to be there. Also the famous Brooklyn bridge is around 0.3 miles walk from it.
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