We Are the World Trade Center

Learn more about our world-renowned campus.

 

Overview

We are an iconic New York City destination that offers visitors, whether from around the block or around the world, a unique and memorable experience with every trip. Our 16-acre campus is a gateway to Lower Manhattan, New York City, and the greater New York and New Jersey region, with a mix of public spaces and parks, eateries, retailers, and office towers, plus educational and historical points of interest.

 

The World Trade Center is home to the Oculus, One World Trade Center, 3 World Trade Center, 4 World Trade Center, 7 World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, One World Observatory, Liberty Park, and the future St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, 2 World Trade Center, and 5 World Trade Center. All campus stakeholders, tenants, and business partners work together to honor the campus' history and preserve its status as an international landmark.

 

The World Trade Center is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. 

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Getting Here

Find your way to the World Trade Center.

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Vendors and visitors gather outside the Oculus for the weekly Smorgasburg food market.

Events

 

From farmers markets and food festivals to art exhibits and live performances, you'll always find something happening at the World Trade Center.   

American Flag flying in front of 3 and 4 World Trade Center

History

 

The World Trade Center has an ever-evolving story. As we look to the future, we honor and remember our past. Explore the cultural milestones that make us who we are.

Looking east from Liberty Park toward the Greek Church at the World Trade Center

Sustainability

The World Trade Center was developed with sustainability top of mind, and we're always working to become an even greener campus. Read about our eco-friendly efforts in design, maintenance, programming, and more. 

 

The World Trade Center

Awards

Properties across the World Trade Center have been recognized for exceptional architecture, engineering, and operations. See what makes our campus award-winning.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The World Trade Center is best accessed via public transportation including the MTA New York City Subway, PATH Train, Bus, and Ferry options.  Additionally, for those arriving via vehicle transportation there are numerous parking garages in the area.  See Getting Here for more information.

The National September 11th Memorial & Museum is located on 8 acres in the center of the World Trade Center campus and can be accessed from anywhere on the campus.  See Attractions for more details.

One World Observatory is located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of One World Trade Center, the largest commercial building in the western hemisphere.  See Attractions for more details.

The “Oculus” is the nickname for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed by world renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava.  See the Oculus page for more details.

Visit our History page to learn about the campus, and our Properties page for updates about ongoing projects.

The World Trade Center, and surrounding area, has public spaces, historical and cultural points of interest, shopping, dining, and much more.  Visit our Attractions and Events pages for further details.

Unattended bicycles are strictly prohibited on the World Trade Center campus, except in the designated bicycle parking area on the west side of the 9/11 Memorial Plaza adjacent to the West Street sidewalk.  Traveling via bicycle through the World Trade Center campus on streets is permitted.  See the New York City Department of Transportation website for more details on bicycle lanes and parking options in lower Manhattan.