The Revitalized Financial District
Wall Street is still a big draw for out-of-towners keen to feel the pulse of the world's most famous financial district, but there are plenty of other reasons to visit. Take the Oculus, the futuristic new World Trade Center transportation hub designed by feted architect Santiago Calatrava: the sculptural glass-and-steel structure, said to resemble a dove with wings spread, has quickly become a destination in its own right. While bargain-hunters still flock to legendary Century 21, the brand-new Westfield Mall is luring shoppers to browse everything from Breitling to Dior before noshing on Italian delicacies at Eataly. Soaring above it all is One World Observatory, the viewing tower at the top of One World Trade Center, offering an eagle's-eye view over the evolving skyline.
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