World Trade Center

1 World Trade Center, New York City

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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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  • Moiz Ezzy

    - 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

    - 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

    - 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!

  • משה יוסף עזיז

    - 19 December 2017 -

    Organized, well put together, clean and friendly staff. Need less to say (as a born-bred Brooklynite) the view isn’t all that. Considering lower it’s Manhattan. So the view is limited, Central Park can’t be seen (it is blocked with many buildings). The place is crowed and the line to get tickets are out the door. (credits to the nice for lady) What you need to do is get your tickets online. It’s super easy a quick be foolish not to. Overall our city has so much to offer for less money. I’d say it’s only worth it if you’re either rich or on a hot date eating upstairs.

  • Tommy Phillips

    - 12 October 2017 -

    Absolutely breathtaking, must stop in NYC. But be warned, a shocking lack of seating, so be rested when you go up. Only a handful of benches as far away from the windows as possible, all window ledges have sharp metal trim disguised as a city skyline so you can’t sit there either, and the cafe has lots of tables to eat, but no chairs!. It’s very obvious that management would like you to enjoy the view, but don’t stay up here that long. The only exception is the restaurant and bar area. The pricing is high by most standards, but very good for the NYC area. And we had the best steak dinners we’ve ever had. Cocktails, appetizers, dinner, dessert, and coffee for two under $200. Ask to be seated in rear at a booth. Extraordinary!

  • Corrin Maldonado

    - 29 September 2017 -

    My family decided to stop here for dinner after spending the day visiting the World Trade Center Memorial. The restaurant had a touristy type feel to it, but it was definitely worth a visit. We did make reservations as we were told this is a popular restaurant. We didn't have to wait too long for our food, and the restaurant was clean and staff was friendly. The view from One World Observatory Restaurant is like none other. The food was pretty standard, not anything too special, but definitely filled us up. We had our kids and they can be picky, but they happily ate the food with no complaints. The experience was pricey, but I felt it was worth it for the overall experience. If you're visiting New York City and plan on visiting the World Trade Center Memorial, it is worth stopping here as well, just make sure you pre book your tickets.

  • Nicole Stave

    - 21 September 2017 -

    I thought it's quite pricey for what it's got to offer. Try to avoid crowded times. I would recommend buying the tickets in advance to beat the queue. On top you have a nice view but I wish it was one long window front instead of many windows.

  • Abhilash Christian

    - 16 July 2017 -

    It's nice and cheap for what it actually has to offer. You can spend your entire day there at the observatory and the memorial site. I'll give it an ok for the view but you get perspective from Empire State and top of the rock. They have nice activities, especially their city pulse thing. Word of advice don't go there on a sunny day, you won't be able to get good pictures. They also need to clean those glasses more than once daily, they get all messy due to smudges which people leave on them, making it an eyesore. I'll still recommend for the experience, not so much for the height and feel of the tower. Definitely need more staff on ground and ticket machines where you can buy and print tickets if needed. They don't have any, so be extra prepared before reaching there or else you'll just get yourself stuck in line. Didn't see no floor manager, security is too rude which is not something great especially at a place where people come to visit from all over the globe. Need to educate the staff on how to talk to people and be considerate, and please hire educated staff. 🤦‍♂️ Other than that, they do put up a good show, worth the money you're paying for.

  • Jeff Thomure

    - 09 July 2017 -

    $37 to go to the top. The elevator ride was amazing, and then as soon as u get off you watch a neat video with a huge surprise ending! After that you are lead out to the observatory that has a complete 360 degree view of the city! There is no set time limit so you are free to explore and take all the photos and videos you want! Just make sure you go up when the sky is clear so u can maximize your view. Worth every penny I promise. Be sure to take the underground tunnel towards the underground mall after you go back down, the architecture and atmosphere is really neat and beautiful.

  • Christina Lister

    - 20 June 2017 -

    Spectacular experience from the elevator up and all the way back down. The visuals are great leading you to the observation deck. They will try to get you to buy an ipad to help you see the names of the buildings you're looking at. Informational, but not necessary. Best time to go is just before sunset - beautiful pictures and you can see the skyline start to light up. Dinner at One World was incredible. Food, service, everything was top notch. I would definitely go back!

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