Doing Business

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

Work with WTC

Learn more about working with the World Trade Center to host an event, license our brand or imagery, schedule a film or photo shoot in one of our renowned buildings, or lease commercial space. 

Contact us to get started.

A movie filming inside the World Trade Center Oculus

Film and Photo Shoots

The World Trade Center is one of New York City’s most photographed destinations. From engagement shoots to major film productions, our campus is ready for your lights, camera, action. Contact us to obtain a permit for your next shoot.

Patrons watch a Women's World Cup 2018 soccer team

Special Events 

Host your next event at one of our world-class locations. Art exhibits, sports screenings, and food markets are just a few previous events held here. Check our events calendar to learn more about past, current, and upcoming events.  Contact us to start planning your next event. 

The exterior of the Oculus with 3 and 4 World Trade Center in the background

Licensing and Clearances

We want to share the World Trade Center’s unique story with the global community. If you’re interested in using our intellectual property, from archival footage to Oculus images, contact us to learn more about obtaining clearance and permissions.

Oculus Lit Up Purple

Oculus Lights

Illuminate the iconic, ribbed façade of the World Trade Center Oculus with your brand's colors. With dozens of lightings presets and customizations available, our Oculus Lights program offers a special experience to visualize your unique mission. Contact us to learn more.


Contact Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield for details on retail leasing, The Durst Organization to learn about leasing space at One World Trade Center, or Silverstein Properties about leasing at 3, 4, and 7 World Trade Center.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the World Trade Center is a film-and-photo-friendly campus. Different requests require different types of permits. Please contact us for more information on obtaining a permit for a film or photo shoot.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns, operates, and manages permitting for the Oculus, North and South Oculus Plazas, Liberty Park, and other public spaces around the 16-acre campus. Additional spaces are available for filming and photo shoots through our campus tenants and stakeholders. Reach out for more information.

Please reach out to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum for clearance at Memorial Plaza.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns, operates, and manages permitting for the Oculus, North and South Oculus Plazas, Liberty Park, and other public spaces around the 16-acre campus. For media access to these spaces, approval must be received in advance from Port Authority Media Relations at (212) 435-7777. Learn more about media access on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website

If you’re bringing a tripod or have a crew of five or more (including for non-commercial use), a permit is required. Please contact us for more information.

The Oculus is a 24/7 facility. We recommend scheduling film and photo shoots during non-peak hours, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. There are also restricted areas within the space where filming is not permitted. Please reach out for more details.

Due to vehicle restrictions, all parking must be done off-campus. 

We have a variety of public and private spaces available for events. Contact us to learn more.

Please contact One World Observatory to find out about its special event offerings.

No, all permits are issued through the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for events held at the World Trade Center.

Please reach out to obtain image permissions.