New Yorkers, we clearly live in the best place. Our signature skyline is unparalleled in awesomeness, as proven by any number of Instagram photos we so proudly take on a daily basis. That's why One World Observatory at World Trade Center, to open May 29, is such great news! Starting the last Friday of May, experience panoramic views of NYC on levels 100, 101 and 102 from atop the tallest building in the United States, 1250 feet above the ground.
Located on the western hemisphere of World Trade Center, the new spot lets you arrive at your destination Jetsons-style via the Sky Pod elevators—some of the fastest in the world. Those lead to a two-minute video presentation on the 102nd floor which basically exists to remind you how wonderful New York is with an assortment of gorgeous city images. On the 100th floor, or City Pulse, you can see HD videos featuring notable NYC landmarks and neighborhoods. And those of you that have no issue with heights may be drawn toward the Sky Portal, where a14–foot wide circular disc gives you a view of real-time, high-definition footage of the streets below you. Can you say epic?
This new landmark isn't just a pretty view—the new observatory includes interactive exhibits, a sit-down restaurant and other dining options for those interested in being above it all. Literally. Be one of the first to snag your tickets online, starting tomorrow at 10am, to avoid the tourist crowd. We expect this to be a pretty, pretty, pretty popular location, to say the least.
Admission for adults ages 13–64 $32, children 6–12 $26, seniors 65 and up $30. Guests ￼5 and under free, though must have ticket to enter.
Photograph Courtesy: One World Observatory