One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton Street Manhattan, New York City,
New York, U.S. Phone: (844) 696-1776
One World Observatory is open 7 days a week.
However, its opening hours keep changing all throughout the year.
May 1st to September 4th: 8 am to 9 pm The last ticket is sold at 8.45 pm
September 5th to December 20th: 9 am to 9 pm The last ticket is sold at 8.15 pm
December 21st – January 3rd: 8 am to 8 pm The last ticket is sold at 7.15 pm
January 4th - April 30th : 9 am to 9 pm The last ticket is sold at 8.15 pm
You can purchase tickets online with your computer, smartphone or tablet by clicking here. To purchase tickets by phone call (844) 696-1776. If you can't purchase your tickets on the official website. You can try on www.citysightsny.com. (PS: It's cheaper there)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
On-line tickets are non-refundable and can be redeemed up to ONE YEAR from date of purchase.
If you require assistance via phone, the Call Center is open
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, 212-602-4000
· 360-degree views from the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere!
· Three levels of innovation and immersive exhibits
· High-speed Sky Pod elevators ascend to the 102nd floor in 60 seconds
· Step onto Sky Portal and see high-definition footage of streets below in real time
The tallest building in the western hemisphere, One World Trade Center, features five high-tech elevators that take visitors from the lobby to the three-story observatory in less than 60 seconds. As you step into de Sky Pod elevators, you’ll quickly realize that this isn’t your average elevator experience. With full-length digital screens on three sides, you’ll get a spectacular show that takes you on a journey through the development of the New York skyline from the 16th century right up to 2016.
When you walk out of the elevators on the 102nd floor, for maximum dramatic effect, there’s a two-minute video that captures the spirit of today’s New York to get your heart pumping. Then the screen lifts and unveils the magnificent view.
On May 2015, the One World Observatory Deck opened on the 100th & 102nd Floor at One World Trade Center making it the highest observatory deck. On the 100th floor of the Observatory, also known as the Discovery Level, you will experience expansive 360-degree views in all directions. This tower is also known as the Freedom Tower, built on the ground where the old iconic World Trade Center stood, until that terrible day 9-11-2001.
Upon entry, you'll be greeted in the Global Welcome Center, where a video on a board offers salutations in an array of languages. Then, you walk through a hall of videos called “Voices,” chronicling the valiant stories of the men and women who helped build One World Trade center. At the top, you'll experience a virtual time-lapse that recreates the development of New York City's skyline from the 1500s to present day.
Do you like to throw lavish parties for 300 of your closest friends? Then maybe you should think about renting the soaring 9,000-square-foot even space on the 102nd floor. There are three places to grab a bit to eat or enjoy a beverage including the casual One Café, One Mix and the more upscale restaurant One Dine that requires reservations. Tip: Get a table at the lounge to sip a cocktail as the sun sets over the Hudson River.
High-profile tenants include the publishing powerhouse Condé Nast (The New Yorker, Vogue, Details, Wired and many more), the U.S. General Services Administration and the China Center. When the project was unveiled in 2007, the estimated cost was around $3 billion, and today the estimated final cost is over $4.9 billion.
Building one of the safest and most technically advanced buildings in the world is a challenge to say the least. Along with security issues, massive costs and weather issues, the project required a mind-blowing amount of materials: over 45,000 tons of structural steel, 1.300 workers per day and 200,000 cubic yards of concrete. That’s enough concrete to build a sidewalk from New York to Chicago!
If you visit New York, this activity should definitely be among your plans.