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.


One WTC Building Facts

  • New York's tallest skyscraper, spire rises to 1,776 feet.
  • 3 million square feet Class A
    office space.
  • Public observation deck on 100th through 102nd Floors.
  • Designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP.

One World Observatory

  • One World Observatory will cover a space of nearly three acres
    when finished.
  • On a clear day, visitors will be able to see up to 50 miles away – the distance to Princeton, NJ.
  • The One World Observatory elevators will ascend 1,250 feet in approximately 60 seconds.

WTC Transportation Hub Construction Status

  • The main transit hall is 365 feet long, 90 feet longer than the main concourse of Grand
    Central Terminal.
  • Over 11,000 tons of specially designed structural steel will be used to fully construct the WTC Transportation Hub, which is equivalent to the mass of 880 average sized school buses.
  • Design of the Hub includes fully integrated, climate-controlled concourses, mezzanines and platforms featuring high performance lighting and elegant finishes.
  • The Vierendeel Truss, which will serve as the mezzanine roof and act as a support for the northeast corner of the WTC memorial, will weigh over 270 tons.



WTC site layout

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