One World Observatory

1 World Trade Center, New York City

4.5

One World Observatory is located on floors 100-102 of One World Trade Center, with its exhibits & restaurants in the Northwest corner of the World Trade Center site and is bordered by West Street to the West, Vesey Street to the North and Liberty Street to the South. It is a skyscraper which gives the iconic sights, surrounding waters and panoramic views of the skyline and beyond.Visitors explore three levels filled with innovation and inspiration. Immerse yourself in the bustling crossroads of the world at the “See Forever” Theater, City Pulse and the global ambassadors as they share stories of this amazing city. It’s a chance to step onto the expansive Sky Portal and take a walk high above the streets of New York and to start the visit with an experience unlike any other.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    09:00 - 21:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 21:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 21:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 21:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 21:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 21:00

  • Sun

    09:00 - 21:00

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Reviews

  • Lucas Gonzalez

    4
    - 29 May 2018 -

    Elevator on the way up is spectacular. The entire attraction has been made very touristy and prepared. The view is simply breathtaking. Unfortunately the glass in the observatory makes taking good pictures difficult and the amount of people and kids in such a small space make this place go from highest point in western hemisphere to a frustrating hell. The food options up there are quite limited. The security and visitor management is excellent and we didn't have to wait long for anything although it was a busy day. The pictures attached were taken at the attraction using an iPhone 8+.

  • Giovanni Serritelli

    5
    - 27 May 2018 -

    If you really want to have an idea of how majestic Manhattan is, then spend a few bucks, take the super fast elevator, and go to the One World Observatory. You will have the city under your feet. Everything looks so small and cute from there. Almost unreal. Better than the Empire State Building coz you are higher and you are in Lower Manhattan. Therefore, you are close also to the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Only week point is that you cannot go outside as in the Empire State Building. Also, you don't see Central Park. Don't let yourself stop by the price. It's worth the ride and the time you spend there. There is also a free glass of wine or local beer to enjoy with this unique view. Cue at the entrance and exit can be long but moves fast. Go!

  • HARESH VAGHASHIYA

    5
    - 19 May 2018 -

    The best of all observatory according to my opinion. Best location, easy access and can be combined with other sight seeing easily! The presentation and the visitor management system is commendable. It gives 360 degree view to entire NY with lots of space to accommodate large number of visitors unlike many other observatories which we felt gets crowded. A must visit place for all NY travellers.

  • Kelly Truong

    4
    - 18 May 2018 -

    I definitely think this is worth a visit. Ticket price wasn’t bad and I was able to purchase from my mobile phone while in line. I do recommend coming early when there are less people. On a bright day like the day I visited, it was hard to capture a great photo without the reflection of people and myself upon the glass but the view is worth it.

  • Richard Rivera

    5
    - 17 May 2018 -

    Words are hard to find to describe the feelings of being at this site after 911. Knowing the lives lost here is still heartbreaking in addition to all the military personnel we have lost thus far. The views of this great city is awesome. But I still miss the Twin Towers. God Bless all the families who suffered losses of love ones and friends. Highly recommend visiting.

  • Dawn Cole

    4
    - 17 May 2018 -

    Great place. Was not busy when we visited in February. Bought fast pass and no queues at all . The view from the top is amazing. You have to have a head for heights. 102 floors. Took seconds to go up. Followed by a short tour and speech by a guide where they have you watching a film on the facing wall which then opens up to reveal the view. Then it's onto the top floor where there is a shop to buy soverneers, cafe and toilets.

  • Cortney Fisher

    5
    - 07 May 2018 -

    This is not only special in why it exists, but it is boldly modern and sophisticated. You can see views from behind glass around the entire building. Our wait was easy in the early afternoon on a Saturday in May. Tickets are a bit pricey, but we had a Sightseeing pass that definitely helped. The elevator ride is incredible - so just be ready for it!

  • Moiz Ezzy

    5
    - 26 January 2018 -

    The view you get from here is mind boggling. It feels like you are on top of the world. A good thing to do is to carry a black shirt to take amazing photographs and also an amazing timelapse. The elevator ride to the top is probably the best elevator experience I have ever had. I don't want to spoil it for you all but all I will say is don't miss it.

  • Cavin Ward-Caviness

    4
    - 17 January 2018 -

    As an observatory this place is great. The elevator ride up showing the city being built, followed by the movie and that first view and capped off by the observatory itself are just incredible. Additionally the staff are very friendly and let us reschedule for a different day when the one we selected had 0 visibility. I knocked off one star because it was a little over commercialized for my tastes in trying to sell everything at every turn. Would have liked to see just a touch more of a somber and less profit oriented tone at the site of the former world trade center towers. But still a good experience. The priority line tickets are an absolute must though id say. Gets very busy.

  • Landon Heeres

    5
    - 29 December 2017 -

    Absolutely worth the admission fee! And that's coming from a very frugal tourist. The elevator ride alone was incredible (it tells a story). Bit of a wait to get in (line stretched well outside the building), but so worth the wait. I would recommend this to anyone visiting NYC. The views from the observation deck are incredible! Plenty of room to see everything you want to see even with a crowd. Self-paced tour with 360º views!

  • Hede Hodo

    - 13 May 2018 -

    $50 for a picture.. Other than that it's flawless.

  • korwegianseoul

    - 23 April 2018 -

    Get the VIP for a few dollars more.m especially during sunset. You skip the crowds and have different elevators. The lines are huge!

  • Morten Authen

    - 17 April 2018 -

    Along with Rockefeller, this is a must when in NYC :)

  • Joshefo Jacques

    - 08 April 2018 -

    During the daylight is the best option to take photos of the city 'cos at night the reflection of flash at the glasses breaks the pic.

  • Matt

    - 06 April 2018 -

    How do you ruin the view from the top of One World Trade? Literally put a guy advertising pizza in front of the window. Heavily commercialized from start to finish.

  • Netto Rocha

    - 14 February 2018 -

    Impressiona! 😉

  • Jorge Castro

    - 28 January 2018 -

    Great view of Manhattan, New Jersey and Brooklyn. Worth it!

  • Dan Sohayda

    - 09 January 2018 -

    Amazing view & a must if you're visiting the city. We got anytime priority tickets but after the security check youre all dumped into same elevator line. If you're going for sunset leave a lot of time

  • Gilson K

    - 28 December 2017 -

    The organization is terrible!!! I spend couple hours and gave up to enter there! The book hours doesn't work!

  • heather dougherty

    - 26 December 2017 -

    Get yourself a fancy drink at the bar for views & photo opps with WAY LESS people

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