Gathering Spaces

Parks, Plazas, and Indoor Spaces

The World Trade Center's 16-acre campus includes a mixture of parks, plazas, and indoor spaces for gathering, enjoyment, and reflection. These frequently feature special events such as food markets, art installations, musical performances, and film screenings.

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2 World Trade Center Plaza

This distinctive pocket of the World Trade Center campus features lively and colorful murals that provide a perfect backdrop to snap a selfie or family photo. The seating is decorated with equal cheer.

Albany Street Plaza

Next to Liberty Park, comfortable tables and chairs dot this plaza that boasts a remarkable vista of One World Trade Center over the dynamic mural that decorates its northern wall.    

Cortlandt Way

This pedestrian thoroughfare features retail, dining, and ample outdoor seating, as well as regularly scheduled musical performances that are free to the public.

Memorial Plaza

Memorial Plaza is the centerpiece of public space on the World Trade Center campus, home to the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the two Memorial Pools. Filled with trees and seating, the plaza is built as a place for gathering, remembrance, and reflection.

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Liberty Park

This serene park offers history, plentiful seating, and elevated, unobstructed views of Memorial Plaza and the entire World Trade Center campus.

North Oculus Plaza

This plaza features sleek seating built into the building itself and is home to season events, including farmers markets and food festivals.

Silverstein Family Park

On the periphery of the World Trade Center campus, this small park centered around a circular fountain provides visitors tree shade and benches for a quick respite away from the bustle.

South Oculus Plaza

This plaza sits along the southern face of the Oculus, offering striking views of Memorial Plaza.

South Concourse

 

This public rest area in the South Concourse of the Oculus lies one level below grade just north of the 4 World Trade Center transit lobby and is a great spot for visitors looking to get out of the cold or rain or into the air conditioning.

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The Oculus

Visitors stroll through this marvel of contemporary architecture and design to browse the many retail and dining options within or just soak in the humming ambience on their way to the subway.

West Plaza

Within eyeshot of the Hudson River, visitors here relax on the long marble bench that sits at the feet of One World Trade Center and across from the entrance to One World Observatory.