First Conde Nast moved in with a signature flourish, and come 2015, a host of neighboring brands will join the prestigious publisher at the World Trade Center. Dubbed Westfield World Trade Center, the luxury shopping center will be filled with an amalgamation of boutiques and restaurants foodies and fashionistas will flock to.
Within the 350,000-square-foot space will reside the likes of gourmand havens Minamoto Kitchoan, La Colombe, and Eataly. Those who prefer shoes to sushi will be pleased with Westfield's upscale retails, including Stuart Weitzman, Michael Kors, Breitling, and Camper. Skincare won't be a neglected arena for consumers either, as L'Occitane and Kiehl’s will also inhabit the Center's complex.
The corresponding Transit Hub's primary designer is Santiago Calatrava, a lauded architect whose work includes the Turning Torso building in Sweden. Calatrava's innovative aesthetic translated into an airborne bird design to house the terminal, which is meant to aid commuters by providing a functional transportation center in downtown Manhattan. In addition, the hub provides avid consumers direct access to Westfield World Trade Center. Though the most recent completion date estimate is mid-2015, Westfield may be well worth the wait if its transportation hub and covetable boutiques are as extravagant as they are purported to be. In the meantime, there's still Fifth Avenue.