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Have You Seen the Oculus in Downtown Manhattan?

the oculus downtown manhattan

New Mall Opens Inside The Oculus

The anticipated Westfield Mall in downtown Manhattan has finally arrived in is open business. The mall, located at the Oculus at the World Trade Center site, arrives at a time when lower Manhattan is seeing a revitalization with many new stores, restaurants, and developments coming to the area. 

The mall was a project by real estate developer Westfield which invested $1.4 billion on the project. The space is certainly a modern interpretation on the classic shopping mall, a category that has been struggling in the retail space as they compete with online retailers. 

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The Oculus, home to the subterranean mall, is a creation of architect Santiago Calatrava. Calatrava is largely known for his work designing railway stations and bridges, and later in his career, began to work on high-rise design with his Turning Torso in Sweden serving as an exampleAt heart, the Oculus serves as a transportation connecting New Jersey Path trains with lower Manhattan. The terminal is used by 300,000 commuters daily, providing a large amount of foot traffic past the retails that are calling Westfield home.

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More than 100 stores will arrive with 60 having opened during the grand opening on Tuesday, August, 16th.

A Dining and Shopping Destination

Where to Shop

A small selection of some of the retailers which spans mid-range to luxury brands includes:

  • Apple
  • Breitling
  • Ford Hub which will be an interactive showcase of new models for the auto manufacturer
  • Smythson of Bond Street
  • John Varvatos
  • Kate Spade
  • Lacoste
  • Mont Blanc
  • Roberto Coin

Where to Eat

The arrival of various eateries from coffee stops to Italian markets will be refreshing for the area. A sample of eateries includes:

  • Eataly
  • Epicerie Boulud
  • Lady M
  • Irving Farm Coffee
  • Pressed Juicery

And, if you were thinking of stopping at the newly opened Sugarfina, creator of the rosé gummy bears, get in line, as there is a waitlist. They are proud to share that this is the only candy with a waitlist. At last check, Sugarfina stated the waitlist was 18,000 long!

The new shopping and dining destination is located near the 9/11 memorial, museum, and 1 World Trade Center, home to the observation deck. Additionally, the location is moments from TriBeCa and the newly completed 30 Park Place, home to our new listing. For now, it looks like this is as close as you can get to the much talked about gummy bears.

  30 Park Place as viewed from the Oculus

30 Park Place as viewed from the Oculus

Our new rental exclusive, 30 Park Place unit 44E, consists of 3 Beds and 2.5 bath in the Robert A.M. Stern designed building. 30 Park Place is the first private residences by The Four Seasons in New York. By living in the building, residents get to take advantage of 5-star hotel-style living and all of the amenities that come with it such as in-room dining, car services, and a full concierge. View the full details of the listing here. If you are interested in living at 30 Park Place, contact Victoria.

30 Park Place unit 44E