One World Observatory offers unparalleled views of New York City, along with interactive exhibits and experiences including the Global Welcome Center, Sky Pod Elevator, and See Forever Theater TM. Located at the top of One World Trade Center, this revolutionary attraction is bound to be the highlight of your New York City adventure. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to “See Forever!”
More Information on One
START WITH AN EXPERIENCE UNLIKE ANY OTHER:
Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the 1,776 foot tall One World Trade Center building, One World Observatory provides unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters.
GLOBAL WELCOME CENTER:
Begin your journey at our ever-changing video wall, which welcomes you in ten languages and celebrates the homelands of our international visitors.
Listen to the heartfelt true stories of the men and women who built One World Trade Center in an inspiring walk-through video montage.
SKY POD ELEVATOR:
As you ride to the top, watch over 500 years of New York City evolution in under 60 seconds. This breathtaking ascension uses floor-to-ceiling LED technology to surround you with an immersive virtual time-lapse unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Clear your mind and connect with the rhythms of the city. At the end of this audio-visual experience, get your first glimpse of the spectacular skyline.
On the 100th floor, take your time exploring expansive, panoramic views in every direction. Discover Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the surrounding waters from an entirely new perspective.
OBSERVATORY: SKY PORTAL
Take a break from looking out, and look down. Stand over this clear, 14-foot glass disc and see what’s happening on the city streets 100 stories below.
Good To Know
Please Note: You should allow approximately 45 minutes to 1-hour to complete your visit to One World Observatory. Your ticket is good for the time and date printed on the ticket. Just arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your entry time to avoid any delays; no need to wait on line for entry to the building. Late arrivals will be accommodated based on capacity – you may be required to wait until the first possible open time slot. Tickets are non-refundable.
New York City Terrific Tidbits
Browse our Travelin’ Fun page for trip tidbits, check out our favorite book on New York City or spend some time reading through our New York City blog! We love New York City and hope you do too!