One World Trade Center Observation Deck

One World Trade Center Observation Deck

The Empire State Building lost its place as the tallest building in New York City in 2014 when the One World Trade Center Building or Freedom Tower, as it is known popularly took over its spot to become not just the tallest in NYC, but also the tallest building in the United States. The One World Trade Center also holds the record of being the fourth tallest building in the world.

One World Trade Center Observation Deck opens to Public on May 29th, 2015

On May 29th, 2015, the Observation Deck on top of the One World Trade Center opens its doors to the public. Get ready for spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the majestic Empire State Building. It is claimed that on a clear day, you will be able to see the curvature of the earth from the height of the One World Trade Center Observation Deck.

The focus of the building is on moving forward, so there are only brief references to the 9/11 tragedy. Guests will board one of five dedicated Sky Pod elevators to ascend to the 102nd floor in under 60 seconds. Immersive, floor-to-ceiling LED technology in each cab invites Guests to experience a virtual time-lapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline from the 1600s to present day. The public Observation deck spans three floors, from 100th to 102nd.

Note that there are no outdoor areas in the One World Trade Center Observation Deck. You will remain indoors the entire time taking in the view through the glass.

The Main Observatory also features the Sky Portal. Guests are invited to step onto a 14-foot wide circular disc that will deliver an unforgettable view, using real-time, high-definition footage of the streets below.

Restaurants and a gift shop will also be part of the 1 WTC Observatory.

Tickets to One World Trade Center Observation Deck

Adults – $32
Seniors (65 years and older) – $30
Children (6 to 12 years) – $26
Children 5 years old and under – FREE

Admission tickets to One World Observatory are now available for purchase at
Limited number of tickets are available at the box office. However, for best availability, it is highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance online
Admission tickets are timed and dated and available in 15-minute intervals during regular hours of operation.


One World Observatory is located at One World Trade Center 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.

The street address is:
One World Trade Center
285 Fulton Street
New York, New York, 10007
Entrance on West Street
(844) OWO-1776 | (844) 696-1776
At the corner of West and Vesey Streets

Hours of Operation

Summer & Holiday Hours:
May 29, 2015 through September 7, 2015 (Labor Day)
9 AM until midnight (last ticket sold at 11:15 PM)
Open seven days a week

Regular Hours:
September 8, 2015 – May 5, 2016
9:00 AM until 8:00 PM (last ticket sold at 7:15 PM)
Open seven days a week

Restaurants on Top of One World Trade Center Observation Deck

Three different dining options are available at the WTC Observatory including a grab and go counter, a bar and grill as well as fine-dining restaurant.

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