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Tickets for One World Observatory: Skip The Ticket Line

Breathtaking 360° views of New York from the Freedom Tower!

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Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
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Overview

Highlights

  • See New York from its proudest vantage point, the Freedom Tower, and gaze over 50 miles into the distance
  • Ride the multimedia elevator and experience the Sky Walk to feel like you're floating above New York City
  • Get real-time information about the landmarks below with the One World Explorer augmented reality experience

Description

Looking for the best views in town? We can do one better – how about the best views in the Western Hemisphere? The One World Trade Center stands proud as one of the tallest buildings in the world, and now you can soar straight to the top and enjoy breathtaking views of New York City and beyond.

Designed by master architect David Childs (of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai), the OWTC is a spectacular glass and steel monolith, reaching 1,776 feet into the sky.

If you thought the outside was impressive, wait until you’re in. You'll be greeted with an exhibit detailing the tower's development, before being whisked into a custom LED screen-lined elevator. As you glide upwards, you'll be treated to a time-lapse history of New York – it's like you're flying through time!

Of course, the real highlight is waiting at the top. The three-story observatory offers unprecedented panoramic views of the world's greatest city. Your jaw might hit the ground, if it weren't so far away.

Once your pulse has settled, check out the Sky Walk, which broadcasts real-time video onto the walls and floor, allowing you to get a real bird's-eye view of the city below.

One World Explorer

Take your sky-high experience to a whole new level with the One World Explorer Augmented Reality app. Grab one of the supplied iPads and take a virtual helicopter tour of the NYC skyline, or scan the horizon and see it brought to life with dynamic multimedia content.

Insider tip

If the One World Trade Center's height sounds familiar, it is! The building was carefully designed to be exactly 1.776 feet tall – paying tribute to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed!

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General Counsel

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What's included

General Admittance to the Observatory
Access to all 3 floors of One World Observatory (Levels 100, 101, 102)
Access to curated eateries from casual café fare to seated fine-dining at ONE!
Arrival via The Sky Pod elevators, among the fastest in the world
Special features including City Pulse and Sky Portal

What's not included

Priority Access to the Skypod Elevators

Amendment policy

  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • Make sure to be there 15 minutes before your scheduled time
  • Late arrivals will be accommodated based on capacity – you may have to wait until the first open timeslot

Ratings & reviews

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May 8, 2020
Excellent
Loved it.
K
Mar 13, 2020
Excellent
efficient and Fast
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Mar 11, 2020
Good
It was pretty good. It was crowded and hard to see but I'm glad we went.

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