Accessibility

Stairs and escalators in the 2 WTC Transit Lobby

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We're committed to making the World Trade Center accessible to all. Learn about elevator and escalator locations in the Oculus, plus essential customer service and transit partner information.

World Trade Center Maps and Routes

Every level of the Oculus can be reached by elevator and is wheelchair accessible. Traveling between different levels may require an elevator transfer. Review the maps below for specific elevator locations and which levels they service, and check our Twitter page for the most up-to-date information on closures, outages, and recommended routes. In accordance with ADA requirements, all elevators have braille numbers and signage. 

Elevators and Facilities at the Oculus

These maps give an overview of elevator, escalator, and bathroom locations throughout the Oculus, plus entry points at each level: Street Level (L1), Balcony Level(C1), Oculus main level (C2), and Street Level (L2).

Elevator & Escalator Maps

These maps highlight elevator locations in the Oculus and accessible entry points to transit. While you're there, look out for blue signs that show the directions to the next elevator. For access from street level to all other levels, we recommend taking:

 

  •  Elevators 19 & 20 via the 3 World Trade Center Transit Lobby on Greenwich Street and Cortlandt Way or via the Oculus South Concourse.
  • Elevator 23 inside the 2 World Trade Center Transit Lobby, best accessed on Vesey or Fulton Street or via the Oculus North Concourse. 

Port Authority Accessibility

The World Trade Center is owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Please visit the Port Authority website for more information on ADA policies and Title IV.

Transit and Campus Partners

At the World Trade Center, there are accessible connection points across the campus whether you are coming from transit or going to visit the 9/11 Memorial or One World Observatory. Every public entrance is also equipped with accessible doors activated by push buttons. To plan your next trip to the World Trade Center, visit our Getting Here page.

The World Trade Center PATH station is elevator accessible with eight elevators in the WTC PATH Fare Zone that help customers get to the correct train track. To enter and exit the station, there are ADA-compatible turnstiles for customers. Visit PATH's website for the latest information on elevator and escalator status. 

There are multiple Access-A-Ride pick-up and drop-off locations across the campus. Visit MTA's website to learn more about Access-A-Ride. 

  • 285 Fulton Street, One World Trade Center and One World Observatory 

  • 175 Greenwich Street, 3 World Trade Center 

  • 160 Greenwich Street, 4 World Trade Center 

  • 180 Greenwich Street, 9/11 Memorial & Museum 

  • 185 Greenwich Street, the Oculus 

 

Customers can connect to MTA NYCT subway stations from within the Oculus via accessible routes. Visit MTA's website for a full list of accessible stations at World Trade Center and nearby Fulton Center.

Visit 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s website for information about visitor accessibility. 

Visit One World Observatory’s website for more information about visitor accessibility.