When you arrive at One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, hop in a Sky Pod (aka elevator) and arrive on the 102nd floor in less than 60 seconds. The Sky Pod provides a virtual time-lapse experience so you can see how New York City has changed over the centuries.
If you thought the elevator ride was cool, you'll be blown away by the One World Observatory's vantage point, which on a clear day, provides a sight line of about 50 miles (80 kilometers). Watch a video about the making of the 1,776-foot-tall (540-meter) skyscraper, and then look out the panoramic windows for one-of-a-kind New York City views. Upgrade your experience to a priority combo ticket to skip all the lines with Priority Access security line and Express elevator to the top, Priority exit from the Observatory and access to the One World Explorer - the virtual guide iPad.
At the See Forever Theater, see time-lapse photos and aerial imagery during a unique 2-minute video presentation, and then check out the the Main Observatory on the 100th floor, where you can step onto a 14-foot-wide (4-meter) disc in the floor and look down for an incredible perspective of real-time, high-definition footage of Manhattan's streets. And don't leave without stopping by City Pulse, an interactive experience that connects visitors with New York's landmarks and neighborhoods.
When you're hungry, you can head to the 101st floor for a bite to eat (own expense). Options include pastries and fresh sandwiches at One Café, small plates and artisanal cocktails at the bar, One Mix, and high-end food and wine that matches the stunning view at One Dine (reservations required at One Dine).
One World Trade Center, entrance on West Street
Hours of Operation
January 4 - April 30
9am- 9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
May 1 - September 3
8am- 10pm, last ticket sold 8:45pm
Guests may stay in Observatory until 10:00pm
September 4 - December 19
9am- 9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
December 20 - January 5
8am- 9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
Guests may stay in the Restaurant until 10:00pm
July 4th: 8am- 7pm, last ticket sold 6:15pm
September 11: 12pm- 9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
December 25: 11am-9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
January 1: 11am-9pm, last ticket sold 8:15pm
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Well worth a visit and the skip the line ticket makes it really easy
A great experience that everyone should see!
This is a very well done tour and would recommend buying tickets in advance. The ticket line is very long is you don't buy before you arrive.
Great tour. Would love to do it again.
Amazing! Highly recommended.
Amazing building and well organised didn't have to queue
Great attraction and well worth the visit.
Amazing views. Even the elevator ride up to the observatory deck was impactful. So glad we chose to do this over the Empire State Building observatory deck. It was a clear day and we could see for 10 miles .
Nice, but sadly there is a fog when we got here.
There are a million things to experience in New York City, but this is one in a million. Located at the top three floors of the One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest building in the western hemisphere, the observatory boasts jaw-dropping views of Manhattan and its surrounds. With this admission ticket, you'll have access to all three Observatory floors for a memorable experience that offers fabulous photo ops, New York City history, and dining options to buy food or drinks high in the sky. Choose to upgrade to the priority combo ticket to skip all the lines with Priority Access security line and Express elevator to the top, Priority exit from the Observatory and access to the One World Explorer - the virtual guide iPad.