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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.

See Forever
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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.

City 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.

Restaurant
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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.

Sky Pod Elevator
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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.

Our insider 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 should I visit?
    Open September - May, 9:00AM - 8:00PM. Summer and Holiday opening hours are extended until 12:00AM.
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information

    • 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

Informative, emotional, excellent and worth every penny!!!

I’m so glad we opted for the guided tour. Issa was awesome! He was well informed, well spoken, authentic and personable. The information gained through the tour was incredibly insightful and educational for our party ages 8 to 48.

Great Experience, Ticket process was flawless.

I'd visited the tower previously and the lines can be be pretty extensive to get in. I opted for the skip the line option as we were on a tight schedule. at the date/time of our visit (11.15am Tuesday 12/4), the line was minimal so skipping the line wasn't a factor, maybe it was good karma? Either way, purchasing and ticketing was flawless. The Tower is well worth a visit, elevator ride is awesome, views are spectacular.

One World Observatory Ticket: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 12/13/2018

Learned so much it made the 9/11 memorial so much more meaningful.

Highly recommend having a tour guide. Tauren, our guide was great! We never would have gotten as much understanding and appreciation of the memorial and related events on our own.

A comprehensive, thoughtful presentation of 9/11

Visually easy to follow. Artifacts were not too crowded and many were viewed in context with photos. The parts showing the original building foundation were remarkable and do insightful.

This tour is a definite must for anyone going to the 9/11 Memorial.

There should have been 6 people on the tour, but although my husband and I were the only ones that turned up, the tour still went ahead at the scheduled time. Our guide, Jon White, was extremely friendly and open to all questions that we asked. He gave us so much more information than we could ever have found out for ourselves, which included details about the whole World Trade Center site, not just the area where the twin towers once stood. We had a full 2 hours with Jon, and the tour finished at the One World Observatory. The views from the top of the tower were spectacular, made even better by the fact that it was a beatutiful, clear and sunny day.

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