August 19, 2016
Westfield Corp. opened the $1.5-billion Westfield World Trade Center this week, nearly 15 years after 9/11 wreaked havoc on New York. A majority of the center opened fully-leased and ahead of the Australian-based retail company’s expectations. The balance is expected to open progressively over 2017 and 2018.
Westfield Corp.’s Steven Lowy says, “We have sought to respect and honor what occurred on this site in 2001 while demonstrating the importance of its renewal.”
Some 365,000 square feet of retail space is integrated across the Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus, street-level retail in WTC Towers 3 and 4, as well as underground galleries at the WTC campus.
The retail space is fully-integrated into Lower Manhattan’s transportation hub and showcases a diverse mix of 100 international and local fashion, dining, beauty, entertainment and technology retailers, including flagship stores for Apple and Eataly.
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