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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

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 9,781 reviews

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were in my top 2 in NYC

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were in my top 2 attractions in NYC (among Chicago Musical at Broadway). Otherwise I didn’t like my trip to NYC. It’s far too expensive what it offers. The people are very rude and egoistic. The city is very cold on an emotional level. The infrastructure is in a catastrophical state (subway, streets, etc.). There are homeless everywhere and the city is very loud and dirty. I am glad I could leave after 8 days of travel - because over long NYC would drive me completely nuts. I would not recommend a travel to NYC to friends. Nonetheless they would like to see a musical on Broadway or the Statue of Liberty . All the rest of NYC is exchangeable. You can find high buildings and a nice City Skyline in Shanghai, London, etc. as well. For this you do not need to go to New York. Furthermore the people in NYC are completely biased - they think their city is the greatest in the universe. Which it is NOT! Rome, Paris, etc. are far greater.

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Excellent views but lighting and reflection create poor photo quality.

Excellent views but the lighting and reflection create poor photo quality. The staff photo is very "touristy" with a fake background. Also, the photo was not available when we were ready to leave. Loved the ride up but wished this display was elsewhere. The ride time is too quick to fully absorb the interesting content. Loved the folding wall "reveal" but felt ushered away too quickly. We have enjoyed the Empire, Top of the Rock and now One World. One World views are more extensive but the ability to go outside and observe makes these other experiences more enjoyable.

If you really want to skip the line...get the priority ticket!!

Beautiful views. Sat at the bar and had our two drinks. Bought the “skip the line” ticket which meant you don’t have to wait in line at the ticket office... but you still have to wait in a slow moving line to get to the elevators. The guy in front of me was asking about why he was waiting in line when he bought a “skip the line” ticket.. The employee explained he needed a “priority" ticket to get around the line. A great thing to do when in NYC!!

Very Moving and Poignant tour with a great guide.

Amazingly lead by Mike. He gave us his insight on the day it happened and was extremely respectful whilst on the tour. The only criticism I would have is we did not have enough time between the museum and 1 Observatory to truly appreciate the museum. I would recommended a gap of at least 3 if not 4 hours. In the 2 hours we had we only saw about half of the museum.

Amazing views .... love the screens lifting up and the lift experience

This whole experience starts with the lift and whizzing through the floors and the life of Manhattan. Then the film of NYC and all its variables before the big reveal with rousing music....AND then your there . Take time to wander round and see it all. Excellent.

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