One World Observatory | Manhattan, NY

Attractions, Towers and viewpoints Financial District
2 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

One World Observatory at World Trade Center lets visitors experience panoramic views of NYC on levels 100, 101 and 102 from atop the tallest building in the United States, 1,250 feet above the ground. Kids will love arriving at their destination Jetsons-style via Sky Pod elevators (some of the fastest in the world) which lead to a two-minute video presentation of gorgeous city images on the 102nd floor. Check out City Pulse on the 100th floor, showing HD videos featuring notable NYC landmarks and neighborhoods, then daredevil kids (and parents!) can brave the Sky Portal, where a 14-foot wide circular disc gives you a view of real-time, high-definition footage of the streets below.

By: Tolly Wright


Venue name: One World Observatory | Manhattan, NY
Address: One World Trade Center
285 Fulton St
New York
Opening hours: 9am–8pm
Price: $26–$90
Static map showing venue location

Average User Rating

2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:0
0 people listening

Very disappointed. This was very touristy and more like an amusement park ride. The highlight was the elevator ride. Way over-priced food for the quality, even for Manhattan, and no seating to eat unless you can manage reservations at the restaurant. The “real-time” view of street level from the portal was not real-time. In early March there were no green trees anywhere. In fact it was snowing. The portal view was of a sunny green sidewalk. The view is nice but to enjoy it more, sit and listen to the presenter-If you can get a seat! The person who recommended this site to us said her presenter was great. Ours was not very interesting, though the topics seemed good.