The Port Authority’s World Trade Center site is a 16-acre area in Lower Manhattan, bordered by Church, Liberty, Vesey and West Streets. The surrounding community is home to some of New York City’s oldest historic sites, the Wall Street financial district, and a rich and varied selection of retail stores, restaurants, park, museums and historical sites. Use the links below to start planning your visit.
One World Trade Center: The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center is an iconic landmark for Lower Manhattan. Starting in early 2015, visitors will be able to experience a state of the art observation deck offering spectacular views of New York and the surrounding region. Learn more.
World Trade Center Transportation Hub: Visitors can now observe the architectural framework of the innovative World Trade Center Transportation Hub designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. When complete, the Hub will connect to the World Financial Center, PATH, NYC subway and ferries. Visitors will also have access to a vast array of premier retail offerings in the Hub’s multiple concourses. Learn more.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum: The National September 11 Memorial and Museum provide visitors a place to learn, reflect and remember. The Memorial and Museum honor the thousands of innocent men, women, and children who lost their lives in the attacks of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. Learn more.
9/11 Tribute Visitor Center: The 9/11 Tribute Center is a remembrance program conceived by members of the September 11 Families’ Association. It offers gallery experiences and walking tours about the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, and connects visitors who want to understand and appreciate these events with the people who experienced them. More than 300,000 people visit the center every year. Learn more.
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy: The Conservancy operates nearly 36 acres of open space on the southern tip of Manhattan, including parks and gardens, playing fields, playgrounds, plazas and walkways. Learn more.
The Museums of Lower Manhattan: There are 15 neighboring museums and historic sites located south of Houston Street in Lower Manhattan, many within a short walk of the World Trade Center site. Learn more.
NYC & Company: A comprehensive site to help you get the most out of your visit to New York City and Lower Manhattan, including information about restaurants, shops and entertainment. Learn more.
Poets House: A 50,000-volume poetry library in one of New York City’s newest green buildings along the Hudson River. Free and open to the public, Poets House offers readings and programs by upcoming and world-renowned poets; a children's room; and gallery. Learn more.
The Rebuilding of Downtown NYC: The Alliance for Downtown New York is aspiring to be the principal organization to help make Lower Manhattan's historic financial district a world class destination for companies, workers, residents and visitors. Learn more.