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Reviewed today via mobile

The Oculus is a subway train station and 78,000 plaza and shopping mall. It was designed by Santiago Calatrava to resemble a dove flying from the hands of a child. Sun light streaming in is a symbol of light shining through darkness. Clean, serene, and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank geezerhippie
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful futuristic design, stunning, cool and clean. This was amazing to see completed since our last NYC visit and which cleverly links up the transportation hub with the WTC plaza. High end shops but a must see to see the accomplished piece like art

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank molk01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting the memorial museum requires booking or long queuing. However, getting into Oculus is free and unlimited. Impressive both inside and outside.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ksksksksks
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sight of this structure as you approach is amazing. It’s a place you can’t miss seeing if you go into the World Trade Center area. Design of this place is unique and unforgettable.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oculus is a spectacular architectural achievement and an inspiring backdrop to the 9/11 Memorial. Definitely take time to explore this area when in New York City. Also, there are interesting examples of street art alongside of the Oculus.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AldebaranFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say. An impressive structure, beautifully constructed as part of 9/11 Memorial. All that area is a must when you visit New York. Always remembering with respect the tragedy that occured, but admiring all the buildings constructed in honor of the fallen.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hernandez1697
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were so many great boutiques and stores to choose from. When you're done shopping, you head straight into the subway on to your next adventure!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank allovernyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A new addition to downtown NYC and an uplifting one, being proximate to Ground Zero. The shopping centre is a Westfield so not very original. Just go to see the architecture.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AdamGNorton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely horrible experience, security guards walking around with their walkie-talkies chewing gum like they're someone important. Don't bring any kind of camera or actually don't bring anything at all with you, they'll assume you're some kind of terrorist who's there to rob them of their...More

Date of experience: October 2019
3  Thank Keldariel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Modern and unique architectural structure, very special and unusual in the New York landscape. do not miss!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Juliana L
25 June 2019|
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Response from Doug F | Reviewed this property |
Take the 6 train uptown to 68th street. After exiting the station walk south two blocks.
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Juliana L
19 December 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, The #1 train is right inside the Oculus. TIP: When you are on the main floor of the Oculus look for signs to the PATH trains -- that is more obvious to find than the signs for the # 1 train which is right across from... More
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itsallaboutthejourne
4 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.
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