Westfield World Trade Center & The Oculus NYC

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The Westfield World Trade Center is a new landmark in lower Manhattan.  Not only is it a commuter hub for New Jersey PATH and NYC Subways lines A, C, 2, 3, 4 5, J & Z, it has become a destination on to itself with the opening of The Oculus.

Designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the design was inspired by the image of a dove being released from a child’s hands. The Oculus is designed in such a way that every September 11, at 10:28 AM, the sun will shine directly through the central skylight. This creates a symmetrical shaft of light that perfectly bisects the Oculus floor.  You can read more about it here.

The Oculus is amazing to see in person both inside and out. Take a look.

 

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All photos were taken with Canon 7D Mark II & Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8

 

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