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Designed by famed Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub brings together the PATH train from New Jersey and, eventually, 11 MTA subway lines in a dramatic new addition to the City’s architecture. The hub is centered around a stunning, cathedral-like oval known as the Oculus, which allows daylight to stream into the massive, column-free space two stories underground. The skylight will open to the elements on certain sunny days, as well as every year to commemorate September 11.
The bi-level concourse is ringed by a wide variety of retail stores as part of the Westfield World Trade Center shopping center. More than 100 stores and eating establishments—including Apple, Starbucks, Eataly, Tumi, Stuart Weitzman, Lobster Press, Sephora and Little Hunter Burgers—are taking up residency in Lower Manhattan’s largest shopping destination.
In New York's Lower Manhattan, architect Santiago Calatrava's Oculus transportation hub rose from the debris of the September 11th terrorist attacks, as an organic form within a field of towers and the memorials representing them.