“Oculus,” is a giant white metal structure that houses the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub and a huge Westfield mall. Its creator, Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, wanted the structure to look like a bird being released from a child’s hands. The complex has a train station with a large and open mezzanine under the National September 11 Memorial plaza. This mezzanine is connected to an aboveground structure –the Oculus– located between 2 World Trade Center and 3 World Trade Center—as well as to public concourses under the various towers in the World Trade Center complex. The building has become a major tourist attraction and the space is very pleasant, with great shops, and the “Eataly,” on the third floor of the Mall, is a good option for quick meals, coffee, drinks, and even some food/home shopping. I wish I had more time to explore the whole complex, but that will have to wait for another time… Here are some images of Oculus.
It’s fantastic, isn’t it? Great shots, Angela 🙂
Thanks, Jo! Yes, it’s really gorgeous!
Nice pictures! 😊
Just stunning. The building and how you captured it, Angela!
Thank you, Reinhold!
Love your photos. The Oculus is a fabulous building. I posted some pics of it too a while back https://port4u.net/2016/06/12/battery-and-financial/
Thanks, Sherry! Great post from you!
Amazing shots, Angela. I passed by there several times when they were building it, but have yet to see it finished. Wilkl have to go now, after seeing your photos.
Thanks, Neihtn. Yes, you should definitely visit!
There a 2-3 masterpieces in this series, Angela. I like the ones with people but I like the ones without more. Perfect compositions!
Thanks so much, Reinhold. I know what you mean. People can add interest to an image, but hordes of people rarely do. 🙂
What an impressive architecture – you have really captured the beauty in the design!
Thanks, Inger, for visiting my blog and for commenting on the posts!
Wonderful shots of this magnificent structure, right now enjoying it myself every other day…
Thanks! And lucky you to be able to enjoy this beautiful complex.