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Experience New York City from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere with this guide to the One World Observatory.

History: Standing on the site of the original Twin Towers, the One World Trade Center opened in 2014, redefining the Manhattan skyline. The 104-story building presents an emotional tribute and an embodiment of resilience.

How to Get There: Subway lines A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, and 5 can be taken to the nearby Fulton Street Station.

Observation Deck: Soar 102 stories in 47 seconds on the SkyPod Elevator to reach the Observation Deck, offering a 360-degree view of New York City and beyond.
One World Explorer: Rent an iPad guiding you around the landmarks visible from the Observation Deck.
See Forever Theater: A brief presentation will surround you with the rhythms of the city in time-lapse.
Sky Portal: Walk on a circular disc in the floor for a real-time high-definition view of the streets below.

Hours: It’s open seven days a week. Monday to Sunday from 10 AM to 7 PM. Last admission is at 6:15 PM.

Tickets: Standard adult tickets start at $35; discounts are available for children, seniors, and military members. You can also purchase priority access or “flex” tickets for additional fees.

Tips for Visiting:
You will pass through airport-style security, so keep that in mind when planning your visit.
The best time to visit for pictures is usually sunset. Be sure to check the weather beforehand.
A complimentary One World Observatory App provides an augmented reality experience.

Nearby Attractions: Don’t miss the reflective pools of the National 9/11 Memorial, the 9/11 Memorial Museum, and The Oculus—a distinctively designed transportation hub, shopping center, and meeting place.

The One World Observatory provides a lens into New York’s history and a sweeping panorama that tells the city’s story. It’s a testament to the resilience and spirit of the city encapsulated in one incredible viewpoint. Make sure it’s on your must-visit list when you’re in New York.

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