The Mall at the World Trade Center was destroyed in the September 11 terrorist attacks, but has now risen anew.

With the opening of the new mall, property giant Westfield has not only rebuilt the retail space that was lost on 9/11, but created a shopping and leisure destination that resonates with both domestic consumers and tourists, with the eye-catching Oculus – inspired by the image of a dove being released from a child’s hands – at the centre of the development.

At 365,000 sq ft, Westfield World Trade Center is the largest mall in Manhattan, combining more than 100 retailers, cafés and restaurants with the subway hub of New York City’s Financial District.

Retail Week jetted to The Big Apple to take a closer look.