When I was in NY four years ago, there was one structure at the Lower Manhattan that was still being built. It was a bummer of a sight then because it was construction noisy, construction dusty and construction ugly.
But now that I am back in NYC, I have nothing but special words for the new architectural landmark in Lower Manhattan on the very site that I am taking about. It is called the Oculus and it is such a cool place to visit! It is completely unique and is definitely different from the other buildings around the area.
Its beauty though comes with such a hefty price because according to google, it costs 3.9 billion US dollars to make! That is just a massive amount of money!
Oculus, aside from being shopping center is also a transportation hub. It is I suppose now the main train station in Lower Manhattan. I know that Grand Central station is really classic, beautiful and un-comparable but I really really like this station.
The distinctive design of the building obviously seem to imply a bird’s wings that is ready to take off! The Oculus I guess is a symbolism of being like a Phoenix that has risen from the death and destruction in that area.
It is an awe-inspiring representation of giving hope and confidence to the whole New York that it is time to take off again after the sad events of 9/11 whose actual site of the tragedy is actually a few steps away. But what I really love about this building is how it looks from the inside! It’s matchless!
The Oculus is definitely one gorgeous structure!