Fodor's Expert Review One World Observatory

Financial District Family
There are several thrills involved in visiting One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, not the least of which are the spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. If you time your visit around dusk, you'll get daytime views as well as sunset and sparkling evening lights. The observatory occupies the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of One WTC, and the experience includes an exhilarating trip up in the world's fastest elevators, during which a journey through history is projected on the elevator walls. After you step out at the top, there's also a two-minute video of time-lapse images of Lower Manhattan. The ground floor has exhibits and personal stories about the building of the tower. There are several options for dining with a view, including a casual café and a fancier sit-down restaurant (reservations are recommended for the latter). Seasonal events, including Santa, are on the schedule as well. Admission prices rise for "priority" entrance... READ MORE
There are several thrills involved in visiting One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, not the least of which are the spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. If you time your visit around dusk, you'll get daytime views as well as sunset and sparkling evening lights. The observatory occupies the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of One WTC, and the experience includes an exhilarating trip up in the world's fastest elevators, during which a journey through history is projected on the elevator walls. After you step out at the top, there's also a two-minute video of time-lapse images of Lower Manhattan. The ground floor has exhibits and personal stories about the building of the tower. There are several options for dining with a view, including a casual café and a fancier sit-down restaurant (reservations are recommended for the latter). Seasonal events, including Santa, are on the schedule as well. Admission prices rise for "priority" entrance and other combo tickets; the box office, security checkpoint, and observatory entrance are on the West Street side of the tower. You can also purchase advance, timed-entry tickets online. READ LESS
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Quick Facts

285 Fulton St.
New York, New York  10007, USA

844-696–1776

oneworldobservatory.com

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Rate Includes: $32, $34

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