Since the highly-anticipated observation deck opened last May, crowds have clamored for the chance to ride the high-speed elevators to floors 100 through 102 of One World Trade Center. While it might seem a bit like a cheesy tourist attraction, there’s nothing that can compare to the panoramic views more than 1,250 feet above the city’s streets. Budget time to stay for a meal—the observatory serves three different dining options and all that “ooh”ing and “ahh”ing will leave you hungry.
When you’re in Gotham, checking out the top New York attractions is a must, especially for the best views. NYC’s scenic skyline outlooks can really take your breath away, which is why we’ve rounded up some of the most impressive observatories, where you can go and document those stunning sights on Instagram. Be dazzled by the beautiful NYC buildings and architecture, nature and fantastic cityscapes of New York City at these rooftops, NYC parks and historical landmarks.
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