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One World Observatory

As the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, there's no better place to take in the Manhattan skyline.

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See Forever

This 3D theater combines time-lapse images with various colors and textures to provide a visual representation of New York's unbeatable pulse.

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City Pulse

Wondering what all New York City's ants down below on the ground are getting up to? City Pulse lets you virtually visit different nooks and crannies that the city has to offer.

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Restaurant

How many times can you say you've dined over 500 meters in the air? Sample some local cuisine or simply take in the view over a coffee.

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Sky Pod Elevator

As you whizz up to the 102nd floor on this elevator, you'll watch the incredible, virtual development of New York from the times of European settlement in the 16th century until the present day.

Voices

This exhibition is dedicated to those who built the World Trade Center. This is followed by the Foundations exhibition, which lets you see the ground beneath the building.

One World Trade Center: Our Tips

Be on time!

Don't miss your designated entrance time, otherwise you'll have to join the line all over again - tickets are non-refundable.

Night sights

From May to September, One World Observatory is open until midnight, so get to go up and enjoy the bright lights of the city by night!

Restaurant reservations

The restaurant only takes in walk-in guests, with the exception of large groups - please reserve in advance!

Storage

There are no storage facilities at One World Observatory, so don't bring any large items of luggage with you.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Open September - May, 9:00AM - 8:00PM. Summer and Holiday opening hours are extended until 12:00AM.
  • What is the price?
    Adult general admission $32, Senior $30, and Child $26.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Guides are not necessary but beneficial for exploring all the sights NYC has to offer.
  • How to get there
    Located at One World Trade Center, at the corner of West and Vesey Streets. Use of public transportation is highly recommended.
  • Additional tips

    • Purchase tickets in advance online for best availability. If you miss your targeted time slot, you will have to wait for next opening.

    • Visit after the sun goes down to see breathtaking views of NYC lit up at night!

What People Are Saying about One World Trade Center

Knowledgeable tour guide and incredible scenery from high above

Our tour guide was interesting, knowledgeable and told stories of 9/11 that were truly moving. The view from the observatory was remarkable especially on a beautiful day like the one we had. We were very lucky as the next day, January 4 was when the "cyclone bomb" (so distatefully named) hit New York. Negative points: (1) The tablet that was rented for $15 was an absolute waste. Not only not very informative, but there was recorded street noise that accompanied every audio comment. Very bad! (2) Finding the starting point for the tour was not easy. We had to ask for directions several times.

Professional, educational and inspirational

This was a tour by accident really. We purchased our tickets online but somehow chose a tour that was different to the one we thought we were getting. Ceaser, our guide, walked us through not just the Ground Zero Memorial but a host of interesting stories and facts of early New York City history as we made our way from Battery Park to the memorial. Fun and informative it was terrific to get a feel for the whole lower financial district.

She was informative and personal a fantastic experience

She gave pertinente history and facts that brought the whole 911event into focus.

Well worth the time & money, informative tour for the 911 Memorial.

Our guide did a great job. He was able to provide background information of the original World Center Twin Towers but also of the rescue effort. Well worth it. Highly recommended!

Incredible - breathtaking - an NYC must do

Incredible structure, beautifully done and crafted. Views like none other and all encased in warmth and air conditioning for an any time of year visit. Every point considered with the initial video presentation being a real bonus. iPad audio visual is a good addition particularly if you’re interested in history and geography.

One World Observatory Ticket: Skip-the-Line Reviewed by Rebecca, 29/11/2017

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