One World Observatory
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What you'll do
Raise a glass at the One World Observatory, New York’s unique viewing platform offering 360-degree views and state-of-the-art exhibitions.
Explore One World Observatory - Entry included with The New York Pass®
- Ascend 102 stories into the sky in 47 seconds on the SkyPod Elevator.
- Enjoy 360-degree views across New York City.
- Learn about the history of the area, the World Trade Center and the local voices that established this strong community.
- Toast to a day of sightseeing with an exclusive discount off One Dine's (One World Observatory’s premier restaurant and bar) signature New York Pass cocktail - The Sightseer. A non-alcoholic version of this specialty drink is available for anyone who prefers theirs with a non-alcoholic spirit.
- Tip: visit mid-morning or in the evening for the shortest wait times.
Situated in Lower Manhattan, One World Observatory offers a state-of-the-art viewing platform 102 stories above ground. Travel straight to the top in 47 seconds in the SkyPod Elevator and delve into the city's cultural and financial history with interactive displays, and interesting talks led by the Tour Ambassadors.
About the One World Observatory
Known for its stunning views across the New York cityscape, One World Observatory goes above and beyond expectations. Visitors will ascend 102 stories in 47 seconds state of the art SkyPod Elevators. At its pinnacle, this Freedom Tower, as it is known locally, offers a truly unique perspective of the city that never sleeps.
Get the true New York experience and uncover the neighborhood’s rich history, art, and culture. The Tour Ambassadors lead these small talks delivering interactive presentations on the famous landmarks below your feet.
One World Observatory highlights
- Ride the SkyPod Elevator to the 102nd-floor Observatory and exhibition areas.
- Learn about the history of the area, the World Trade Center and local voices that established this strong community.
- Enjoy 350-degree views of the Lower Manhattan skyline.
- Step out on the edge and view the streets below from a 14-foot wide glass disk floor.
- Enjoy a range of state-of-the-art displays and interactive presentations.
What is the Freedom Tower in NYC?
The Freedom Tower in New York City along with the World Trade Center Observatory are other names that this iconic landmark and the tallest building in the western hemisphere is known by. Located at One World Trade Center, the tower stands 1,776 feet tall and is a tribute to the thousands of lives lost in the September 11th attacks. The building was designed with a narrow octagon shape that is meant to evoke images of the Statue of Liberty and stands as a beacon of hope for future generations.
Inside, visitors can explore interactive exhibits, take in breathtaking views from the observation decks, dine at ONE Dine restaurant and more. From its spacious lobby to its awe-inspiring architecture, the Freedom Tower is a symbol of resilience and freedom that will serve as a reminder of America’s strength for years to come.
Make the most of your New York Pass
New York's One World Observatory offers more than just a fantastic view. Raise your glasses at the ONE Dine offering delicious New York-inspired dishes that will lift your spirits and complete your day. Take your pick from a selection of wines, cocktails, and small dishes or make a reservation for formal dining.
From sky-high views to deep-routed culture, New York has a host of things to see and do. Travel back to street level and explore the city by bike with a Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour, also included with the New York Pass®.
Know before you go
Getting your ticket: visit any kiosk to scan your pass and reserve your entry in the next available time slot. Save the the printed ticket! When it's time to enter, simply present the ticket and proceed through a security screening.
Time to kill before your admission slot? Why not get a few more things ticked off nearby while you wait! We recommend shopping and dining around the Oculus; a walk around Battery Park; a stroll down Wall Street; or the free Staten Island Ferry for views of the Statue of Liberty from the water.
In light of COVID-19, please read the safety advice on One World Observatory's website ahead of your visit.
Q. What is One World Observatory?
A. One World Observatory is a 3-story destination located at the top of the western hemisphere's tallest building, One World Trade Center. It offers visitors an unparalleled view of New York City and beyond.
Q. How do I get to One World Observatory?
A. You can get to One World Observatory by taking a Sky Pod elevator from the ground floor of One World Trade Center to the 102nd floor in just 47 seconds!
Q. What can I do at One World Observatory?
A. At One World Observatory, you can explore interactive exhibits that tell the story of New York City, enjoy 360-degree views from the highest observation deck in NYC, and even dine at ONE Dine restaurant for an unforgettable experience!
Q. Are there any discount tickets available for visiting One World Observatory?
A. Yes! Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more people, seniors (ages 65+), active military personnel, students with valid IDs, and children ages 6-12 years old when tickets are purchased online in advance. Entry is also included with The New York Pass®, which gives you access to 100+ of NYC's top attractions.
Q. Is there anything else I should know before visiting the New York One World Observatory?
A. Yes! To ensure your safety and comfort during your visit, all guests must go through security screening before entering the observatory. Bags may be subject to search upon entry and throughout your visit. Additionally, please note that strollers are not permitted inside the observatory due to space limitations on the elevators and observation decks.
Where you'll be
117 West Street, New York, US
Daily: 10AM - 7PM
Note: One World Observatory's onsite restaurant, One Dine, is open from 12PM - 9PM. The last seating is 30 minutes prior to close.
Hours are subject to change, for the most up-to-date schedule visit the attraction's website.
Plan Your Visit to One World Observatory NYC
One World Observatory is open daily and is accessible by subway, bus, car, and waterway.
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