News broke on Tuesday that the World Trade Center will be debuting its observatory on May 29, offering panoramic views of the the city. But the top three levels of WTC, called the One World Observatory, are for more than just site-seeing: There'll also be an entire dining complex on the 101st floor.
Danny Meyer was beat out by Legends Hospitality—the restaurant group responsible for concessions at stadiums like the Rose Bowl and Yankee Stadium—to helm the trio of eateries. In lieu of another fine-dining restaurant like the former WTC restaurant Windows on the World, the Port Authority opted to create a series of dining areas that are all connected, including a fast-casual marketplace-café hybrid serving freshly baked breads and pre-made sandwiches, a sleek bar offering refined grill and pub grub, and a slightly more formal sit-down restaurant. Plus, a 9,300-square-foot event space on the 102nd floor will offer catering services for up to 300 people.
Details on the menus are still to come, but check out this virtual tour to get a closer look at the entire observatory and each dining area, which come in at the 3:20 mark:
TAKE THE TOUR from One World Observatory on Vimeo.