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Winter Garden Atrium
200 Vesey Street, New York City, New York, USA, 10281
Severely damaged on September 11, 2001, the Winter Garden Atrium was renovated shortly after the attacks. Outfitted with plants and placed between the North Cove Marina and the 9/11 Memorial, the glass-vaulted pavilion offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling streets outside. And don’t forget to look up: the landmark’s Washingtonia robusta palm trees are capable of reaching heights up to 80 feet (24 meters).The shopping center within is home to upscale restaurants and designer boutiques such as Gucci and Burberry; it also hosts an array of cultural events.
Walking tours of the Financial District, the 9/11 Memorial, and the World Trade Center typically feature the Winter Garden Atrium. Or, stop by on your own for a break from your neighborhood wanderings.
Things to Know Before You Go
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Winter Garden Atrium.
Public restrooms are located on-site, and the facility’s concierge can assist with restaurant bookings, directions, and more.
How to Get There
The Winter Garden Atrium is easily reached via the following subway stations: Cortland Street (N, R, and W lines), World Trade Center (1 and E lines), Park Place (2 and 3 lines), Chambers Street (A and C lines), and Fulton Street (4 and 5 lines). You can also get there by ferry, bus, or PATH train.
When to Get There
The facilities within the Winter Garden Atrium and greater Brookfield Place complex have different opening hours. Shops are open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. The Hudson Eats food court is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 9pm, and Sunday from 8am to 7pm. Other restaurants have a range of hours.
Cultural Events at the Winter Garden Atrium
The Winter Garden Atrium hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Attend the festive Light Up Luminaries installation or the Santa Claus meet and greet—or take in a concert, talk, or ballet performance. Consult the venue’s calendar to see what’s on during your visit.
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