One World Trade Center

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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.

  • 5. 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.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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 daily.
    Hours vary based on time of year:
    May 1-September 4
    8:00 AM-9:00 PM
    September 5-December 20
    9:00 AM-9:00 PM
    December 21-January 3
    8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    January 4-April 30
    9:00AM - 9:00 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • 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!

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What people are saying about One World Trade Center

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 16,196 reviews

I love to veuw city from high up and this is excellent place and the elevator ride is awesome, I live in the city and see the top of the tower from my window and finally went up and exploring all the grounds , liked everything about it ,it is peace of history in NYC and for whole world, my coworker enjoyed it same much.

Rob was awesome, it felt I was touring with family, he was patient and super friendly, it was an awesome experience, without them I couldn’t done and see so much

Great tour!! Our tour guide “Julie” was great, explained in detail every about ground zero, and her personal experience of that sad day..

Had a wonderful day with my family in the city. Hadn't been to the area since working down there in 2001 during the disaster !!!

Great experience and outstanding Service from staff!