One World Trade Center

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One World Observatory

As the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, there's no better place to take in the Manhattan skyline.

  • See Forever

    1. See Forever

    This 3D theater combines time-lapse images with various colors and textures to provide a visual representation of New York's unbeatable pulse.

  • City Pulse

    2. City Pulse

    Wondering what all New York City's ants down below on the ground are getting up to? City Pulse lets you virtually visit different nooks and crannies that the city has to offer.

  • Restaurant

    3. Restaurant

    How many times can you say you've dined over 500 meters in the air? Sample some local cuisine or simply take in the view over a coffee.

  • Sky Pod Elevator

    4. Sky Pod Elevator

    As you whizz up to the 102nd floor on this elevator, you'll watch the incredible, virtual development of New York from the times of European settlement in the 16th century until the present day.

  • 5. Voices

    This exhibition is dedicated to those who built the World Trade Center. This is followed by the Foundations exhibition, which lets you see the ground beneath the building.

Planning Your Visit

  • Be on time!

    Don't miss your designated entrance time, otherwise you'll have to join the line all over again - tickets are non-refundable.

  • Night sights

    From May to September, One World Observatory is open until midnight, so get to go up and enjoy the bright lights of the city by night!

  • Restaurant reservations

    The restaurant only takes in walk-in guests, with the exception of large groups - please reserve in advance!

  • Storage

    There are no storage facilities at One World Observatory, so don't bring any large items of luggage with you.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open daily.
    Hours vary based on time of year:
    May 1-September 4
    8:00 AM-9:00 PM
    September 5-December 20
    9:00 AM-9:00 PM
    December 21-January 3
    8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    January 4-April 30
    9:00AM - 9:00 PM
    Holiday hours may vary
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult general admission $32, Senior $30, and Child $26.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Guides are not necessary but beneficial for exploring all the sights NYC has to offer.
  • How to get there
    Located at One World Trade Center, at the corner of West and Vesey Streets. Use of public transportation is highly recommended.
  • Additional information

    • Purchase tickets in advance online for best availability. If you miss your targeted time slot, you will have to wait for next opening.

    • Visit after the sun goes down to see breathtaking views of NYC lit up at night!

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What people are saying about One World Trade Center

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 16,196 reviews

It is something anyone that lives or visit NY should come to. I was at the Twin Towers as a teenager and while it is not the same of course it is still an AMAZING VIEW!!! We had coffee and a snack at the Ily shop and took lots of Pictures. Make sure you have vaccination Proof!! We had left ours and someone at home to send us a picture. Again come and visit

There was no in-,person tour. I didn't read the fine print. It didn't really matter as I was able to tour the museum at my own pace. I think I did spend a few extra $ by booking for the "tour" with Gettourguide.

Owesome experience! Great Service and of course a breath taking views, the service in the bar great!

There was no waiting in line.The museum was an excellent tribute to New York and / America!

They sell $10 beers that are good. The champagne is more expensive and not so good.