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33-69 Vesey St, World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10003
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I arrived at the Oculus without any prior info so did not know it was a glorified shopping mall. It was disappointing to have to search for the story behind the vision. Very cool once I peeled back the commercialism.

4  Thank Likeoldstuffff
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We found this to be the weirdest place we've visited. Aside from the creepy name, as a massive structure supposed to inspire contemplation and meditation, it's a contradiction in terms - a giant high-end commercial shopping mall but with no trash cans anywhere, toilet facilities...More

8  Thank NoJo1970
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very, very busy. So busy it was hard to get around. It’s beautiful. Bathrooms were sparse. Had a hard time finding a trash can. Gorgeous place.

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Reviewed yesterday

I had never been, so did not know what is was. We went for the 9/11 Memorial Park and Pools. The Oculus is interesting to look at from the outside, even from the inside....but other than that, I had no interest in seeing what stores...More

Thank Joel137
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just loved it - breathtaking. We took clicks and then some more. Truly representative of the spirit of the city.

Thank DipuKV
Reviewed 2 days ago

But I'd sure avoid M-F rush hours for tourists. Very high-end retail. Food is mostly in connecting buildings via tunnels. PATH trains to New Jersey and numerous NYC subways run through this gorgeous facility.

Thank BigJohnC
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though it has a truly functional raison d'etre, this building is amazing to stand in and appreciate as a space. Well worth a walk through. And if you should happen to need a subway or train, you can get it there. If you are...More

Thank evetshe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing on all counts. Architecturally, artistically, emotionally and inspirationally AMAZING!! Be prepared to spend time walking every level and of course take lots of pictures.

Thank Giveahoot
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enormous underground shopping mall with over 4 floors, subway entrances, NJ Path train entrances, restaurants & more. Clean, bright, white with lots of walking. It seems to have been dug out from the area under One World trade center & the 911 Memorial area. Once...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing architecture and great photo angles. There is also a mall and high-end food court so you can shop and get something to eat.

Thank EdSalvato
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s worth the visit! The architecture of this place is just magnificent! It’s so modern and clean. This place is sooo huge! It’s connected to the subway system and even I think the path train. There’s lots of stores and restaurants inside so be ready...More

Thank mpia0215
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cozy shopping location with limited options, but the real attraction here is the nice architecture inside and out. You will pass through here if you have planning to go top the One World Observatory.

Thank 8SAB8
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filled with handsome lofts on the edge of the
Financial District, this lovely slice of Manhattan
offers plenty of fine dining experiences and art
galleries. Plus, it’s home to the city’s most exciting
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15 October 2018|
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Response from joanjoni | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others. If you want to shop, some more time. otherwise 15 to 20 minutes time to see and go to the far end to exit the street after taking some impressive photos. If you walk straight down the street you... More
15 October 2018|
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Response from gooleg | Reviewed this property |
It will take as long as you want it to. No shopping 30 -40 mins If shopping it could take forever!
28 May 2017|
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Response from Alibama1975 | Reviewed this property |
The N,Q and R trains run North to South. Get off at Cortland Street and follow the signs to the World Trade Center. It looks like a giant fish spine. You can't miss it.