The Westfield World Trade Center is Open for Business

It’s been nearly fifteen years since the fatal attacks of September 11, 2001 and ever since, the financial district has been in a constant state of rebuilding, striving to restore what once was. The last few years in particular, the transformation is hard to go unnoticed. In fact, ever since the opening of One World Trade Center, this lower Manhattan neighborhood has seen a resurgence of life with some of the world’s leading media and technology companies relocating here, bringing the number of commuting workers in the area well over 300K. And while 60,000+ residents call this area home (3x more than in 2000), the projections for tourism traffic in 2017 is around 15 million people, making this a commerce opportunity like never before.

The next addition in this rapidly changing atmosphere happens today as we find ourselves more than excited over the opening of Westfield’s WTC Mall, a transformed mecca of futuristic shopping with 365,000 square feet of retail space filled with luxury labels and tech savvy service. Located at 85 Greenwich street, it offers 100 labels in fashion, beauty and tech to explore and with brands like Christian Dior, Kate Spade, Smythson, Aldo, Apple, Under Armour, Mont Blanc, MAC Cosmetics, John Varvatos, Michael Kors and Cos all able to call this new location home, there’s sure to be enough for everyone to enjoy.

It’s not only the shopping and dining qualities that serve to wow you at every turn (the top floor is where the latest EATALY resides. There’s also Epicerie Boulud, Joe Coffee, Sugarfina and naturally what would a NYC shopping plaza be without a Shake Shack), but the architecture as well. As you walk toward the entrance your eye is immediately drawn to white waves along Church street, however, it’s inside that this 160 ft. tall oculus of white beams and glass (meant to appear like doves wings as they leave a child’s hand) show off the distinct craftsmanship of architect Santiago Calatrava’s rib-like design.

William Hect, Westfield’s COO said it best, “The World Trade Center is a symbol of hope, opportunity, progress and perseverance,” and with the completion of this project, the future of this area seems brighter than ever.

 

 

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for OliviaPalermo.com. She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m