The Elevated Park – Liberty Park
A new Park in Lower Manhattan, Liberty Park is an elevated park
that opened to the public in 2016. The park offers panoramic views over the World Trade Center & Memorial Site. More than 100 meters long and 25 meters high, it is a real gem and an oasis outside the crowds
and buildings of Downtown Manhattan. It takes less than 5 minutes to walk it from one end to the other, but you can stop here and reflect or spend some time during your lunch break. "It offers a very particular perspective on the 9/11 Memorial and is open to the public, and people are welcome 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all seasons."
The New World Trade Center
After the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, the World Trade Center has undergone a complete transformation. Depending on the option you decide to book, we will visit the 9/11 Memorial with the 2 Pools
, the new ONE TOWER
, and the new elevated Liberty Park. We will walk inside the new Oculus, the work of the famous architect Calatrava for a walk underground along white marble corridors to reach Brookfield and the Hudson River.
For those who would like to visit the ONE Tower Observatory
, on the 102nd floor of the #1 WTC, we recommend the new Sightseeing PASS which includes access to the 9/11 Museum
too – The Sightseeing PASS
World Trade Center & Financial District
The Oculus: A Station or Shopping Center?
Oculus is the new Transportation HUB
connecting the former PATH Station at World Trade Center with many MTA subway lines at Fulton Station. It's also the new Manhattan Mall – New Yorkers say that if Grand Central Terminal is a station with some stores, Oculus is a Mall with some Trains. Critics called it the son of the post-Instagram era, however, it's hard not to be impressed by the sheer sculptural and monumental beauty
, the white marbles, the effects of light shining through from the glass ceiling
. Even to the toughest critic, it might become difficult to not stop and photograph the open space.
South Street Seaport & Pier 17
Probably one of the neighborhoods to change the most in the last 20 years with great efforts to restore and showcase the importance of the historic Harbor of New York
with a modern touch. Here, we can discover some hidden gems such as Cannon Walk, original 18th & 19th centuries buildings
as well as learn how NYC became the economic powerhouse that is still today. We will walk around the new Pier 17 rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy destroyed the old wooden structure, and we'll enjoy great views over the Brooklyn Bridge