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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 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!

What people are saying about One World Trade Center

Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 13,949 reviews

I would had given this 5 stars except for the fact that I thought the observatory was a total ripoff. It was the most expensive elevator ride I have ever taken. I was insulted by the fact that you were herded into an area and asked if you wanted to pay for an I pad to see what you were looking at. I was also not pleased with the man who “showed us the way “ to the meeting place, waited outside the deli and then tried ( successfully) to sell us the books. But that was my own fault . I was very happy our guide who gave an excellent tour.

Empecably done with the families of those who were lost in this tragedy in mind. Loved hearing the different families sharing their loss. Really put the names to the faces impacted me the most. Alot of work of putting together the artifacts for the collection. Made an impact on me as well. To really see the destruction of the day. Watching the events on TV doesn't compare to seeing the museum Up close an personal

Very moving. Beautifully curated. Lots of information - too much to absorb. Lots and lots and lots of memorabilia, too much info about the building of the twin towers so you get a bit overloaded before you can get past the tragic event and then absorb anything by the time you get to the "why?" - the part about Al Quaeda. I would have liked to study that, but I was overloaded by then.

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Amazing experience. From the moment you enter this massive building, you are swept up in the enormity of it all. The lift takes 47 seconds and the lift walls display video footage of the ascent. Views are unbelievable. So much to see. We arrived just before sunset and stayed for cocktails in the bar after dark. An absolutely brilliant attraction.

the museum and memorial are well done, glad I went. Took my adult daughter who was in 5th grade when it was happening. Was very interesting to hear her perspective on what she remembered about that day, and the impact of her it has on her life and development.