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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

One World Observatory: Our 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!


There are no storage facilities at One World Observatory, so don't bring any large items of luggage with you.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Open September - May, 9:00AM - 8:00PM. Summer and Holiday opening hours are extended until 12:00AM.
  • What is the price?
    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 tips
    • 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 Observatory

Easy and we were able to get the time we wanted

One World is well worth it. A great activity while in NYC. I recommend getting tickets before you arrive to avoid crowds and hassles.

Receiving my tickets a head of time was great

I enjoyed the complete view of down town manhattan Brooklyn, New Jersey , and Staten Island.
New York: One World Observatory Entrance Ticket Reviewed by Jerline, 10/14/2016

The guide is very personable and knowledgable.

But too much standing up. Maybe shorten the tour. Kids got bored and seniors tired.
Tour of 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory Ticket Reviewed by ELIZABETH, 10/06/2016

Very informative cruise with great views.

No problems during cruise, drinks brought to use, might suggest picking up empty glasses as they were rolling around after people set them down.
Around Manhattan: Official NYC Architecture Cruise Reviewed by Rebecca, 09/26/2016

The building and view were both inspiring.

Get your tickets in advance to avoid long lines. The building is amazing. The view inspiring.

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