One World Observatory is situated on levels 100, 101 and 102 of the One World Trade Center building in Lower Manhattan (Courtesy One World Observatory)
The three-level indoor observatory is located at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
The experience begins when visitors enter through the Global Welcome Center at ground level and ascend in "Sky Pod" elevators to the 102nd floor and the See Forever Theater in less than 60 seconds. The Main Observatory, with floor-to-ceiling windows affording uninterrupted views in every direction, is on the 100th floor, while two distinct dining options, from casual fare to fine dining, are on the 101st floor. Throughout, the latest in innovative and immersive technology complements the bird's-eye views from 1,250 feet.
Hours: Oct. 3-Dec. 19, 2019: 8 am-9 pm (last ticket sold at 8:15 pm)
Dec. 20, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020: 8 am-10 pm (last ticket sold at 8:45 pm)
Jan. 6-April 30, 2020: 9 am-9 pm (last ticket sold at 8:15 pm)
May 1-Sept. 2, 2020: 8 am-9 pm (last ticket sold at 8:15 pm)
Sept. 3-Oct. 2, 2020: 9 am-9 pm (last ticket sold at 8:15 pm)
Tickets: $36 adults, $34 seniors (65+), $30 children 6-12, age 5 and under free. Tickets are timed admission for a specific time and date; it is advisable to purchase tickets online in advance. Priority and flex ticket options are available for an additional charge.
- The entrance to the One World Observatory is actually on West Street at Vesey Street.
- Come hungry; there are restaurant options available.
- Tickets can be purchased in advance for specific times.