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One World Observatory

Opened in May 2015, One World Observatory is a three story observation deck located on floors 100-102 of One World Trade Center, the skyscraper that was built between 2006 and 2014 to replace the Twin Towers. Standing at a height of 1,776 feet to represent the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, this skyscraper is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the sixth-tallest in the entire world. Millions of visitors flock to One World Observatory every year to take advantage of the stunning panoramic views it offers.

See stunning views of NYC from 1250 feet

See stunning views of NYC from 1250 feet

View the NYC Skyline

View the NYC Skyline

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

One World Observatory

One World Observatory

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The One World Observatory Experience

You will first be transported from ground level to the top via a SkyPod, an elevator that climbs the 102 floors in a mere 47 seconds. In the SkyPod elevator, the LED screens that surround you show a time lapse video of 500 years of New York City history, outlining the transformation from untouched land to a small settlement, then to a small city and the modern metropolis that we know today.

Upon arrival at the top, you will be 1,250 feet above ground and can enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of the iconic sights of New York City, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, and more. You will also be able to see New Jersey as well as Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island, the other four boroughs that make up New York City. The observatory is highly interactive, as HD video monitors and a device called Sky Portal provide high definition imagery to tell you about the neighborhoods and landmarks you are looking down on.

On a clear day, you will be able to see 50 miles in every direction. Guides are available to provide information, answer questions, and make your visit more enjoyable.

Travel Tips

- There is a gift shop as well as café and bar for you to visit after enjoying the observatory.

- One World Observatory permits photography and videography, so bring your camera or video camera.