New York’s Lower Manhattan is undergoing the biggest change ever. By next year it will have 2 huge shopping malls, one centered on the World Trade Center, the other in Brookfield Place with a huge range of vendors. the street between the 2, West street will be made safer and more pedestrian friendly.
These vendors will be catering to 61,000 residents, 310,000 workers and 11.5m tourists who live work and frequent the area. Squeeze up on those sidewalks ot there’s not ging to be room for everyone.
The retail arm of the WTC is part of a revitalized transport hub where a number of subway lines come together.
There will be 150 stores that are part of the transport hub/WTC complex, located on 2 floors over a very large underground concourse.
There will be everything from grab and go coffee/bakery shops for travellers and hungry New York natives to luxury end retailers for tourists.
You can already walk through part of it and when you do the sheer size of what is being put in place is very obvious. You can also see this from the video. With soaring ceiling there already, and what are long corridors now which will eventually open out into wide shopping plazas, you can already appreciate the scale of the whole thing.