Local media reports that a 29-year-old New Jersey woman fell 30 feet from the escalator as she tried to retrieve her twin sister’s hat.
According to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo, the woman was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her identity was not immediately available.
The World Trade Center Oculus is a new multi-billion dollar transportation and shopping hub located in lower Manhattan.
The Oculus’s architecture is one of a kind with its white vaulted ceiling, which is the main attraction of the shopping area. The hub was built to replace a terminal that was destroyed by the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers collapsed.