Whether you’re a native New Yorker or you’ve just moved here (welcome!), you’ve probably seen photos of the Oculus’s distinctive-looking structure somewhere. A symbol of peace designed by internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava, the Oculus is both a historical site and a transportation hub. It’s also the home to Westfield World Trade Center. Here are five things you need to know about this Downtown New York destination.
1. There are over 80 ways to shop, eat, drink, and play
If you’re passing through on your morning commute, looking for a bite during lunch hour, or hunting for the perfect birthday gift, Westfield World Trade Center has everything you need. For example, there are nine coffee-brewing retailers—you could try a different one every day this week!
2. Digital directories make the place easy to navigate
Long gone are the days of searching color-coded mall maps. With digital directories, it’s easier than ever to get where you need to go. Simply type in the name of a retailer or search by category, and you’ll receive step-by-step directions.
3. Concierge can answer all of your questions
Looking for the restroom or need dinner reservations? The Concierge is available to assist. Simply visit the desk on the Oculus floor or use any of the below methods to get in touch. It’s that easy.
• Telephone: 212.284.9982
• Text: 646.480.7003
• Email: email@example.com
4. There’s more than just shopping and dining
Westfield World Trade Center is committed to bringing the Downtown community together through fun and educational events (stay up to date by following on social media) and much more. There’s something for the whole family—from the Beauty & Balance program in the spring to Greenmarket, where you can buy locally grown products, in the summer.
5. If it’s already on your commute—then why not?
Whether you’re taking the PATH to/from New Jersey or transferring to/from Brooklyn at Fulton Center, Westfield World Trade Center is a convenient detour. Pick up a bottle of wine for that end-of-summer BBQ or a last-minute gift for the birthday girl on your way. Bonus: The underground Connector from Westfield World Trade Center to Fulton Center saves you from melting in the summer heat and navigating slushy walkways come winter.