August 12, 2022

Springswines

The Tour And Travel Enthusiasts

Your guide to 10 stunning landmarks

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Your guide to 10 stunning landmarks

New York City is arguably the greatest city in the world. So it stands to reason that some of the world’s greatest architects have done some of their greatest work in the greatest city. 

Too often however, visitors whiz right by these structural masterpieces. What a shame!

This summer — actually whenever you’re in town — take the time to appreciate the grandeur and beauty of some of New York City’s most stunning architectural landmarks. It’s fun, edifying and completely free. Just put on a pair of walking shoes, grab a bottle of cold water, and treat yourself to a world-class architectural tour.

And pack a camera. Odds are good you’re going to want to treat your friends — the ones you hang with and the ones who follow you on social media — to all that grandeur too.   

The Oculus 

Architect: Santiago Calatrava

The Oculus

Look up in the sky. Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s the Oculus. 

This giant-sized structure designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is officially the World Trade Center Transportation Center. And it is a PATH station and a 12-lines subway station. At least, underground. But above ground, this stunning white soaring edifice, known as the Oculus, has little to to do with catching a train. It is one gorgeous mega-space with a retractable roof. Just look up — and feel your jaw go south.