One World Observatory in New York, NY

One World Trade CenterNew York, NY 10007
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Elevate your NYC trip with a visit to One World Observatory atop the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center. Experience stunning panoramic views of New York City's skyline. From the thrilling elevator ride to the immersive exhibits and Sky Portal, this must-visit attraction offers an unforgettable journey.

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Good To Know

  • Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Experience breathtaking panoramic views of New York City's skyline, including such landmarks as the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.
  • Access the Observatory through the main entrance at the corner of West and Vesey Streets in Downtown Manhattan.
  • The use of public transportation is highly recommended.
  • Several dining options, from quick bites to fine-dining, are available on the 101st floor for ticketed guests.
  • Family friendly and suitable for guests of all ages. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free.
  • Allow about an hour to complete your visit.


from One World Observatory
One World Observatory, positioned atop One World Trade Center, offers awe-inspiring 360-degree views of the New York skyline from the highest point in the city.

Start your journey to the top in the SkyPod™ Elevators where you can see the rise of NYC in just 47 seconds, experience the sights and sounds of the city in the heart-pumping SEE FOREVER™ Theater or discover something new from the Observatory's team of tour guides at City Pulse.

Elevate your palate at the ONE Dine, New York’s acclaimed view restaurant and bar on the 101st floor. Enjoy first-class service and New American cuisine set against the awe-inspiring New York City skyline. Take in the views as you indulge in a diverse and seasonally inspired selection of signature dishes complemented by small production wines, local draft beers, and expertly crafted cocktails.

Elevate your senses at One World Observatory!

  • 360-degree views from the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere!
  • Café and full-service restaurant and bar on the 101st floor
  • Certified tour guides to share their knowledge of the city
  • High-speed SkyPod™ Elevators ascend to the 102nd floor in under 60 seconds
  • Timed ticket entry eliminates long lines and wait times

Global Welcome Center
See your place of origin added to the registry of guests (over 12 million visitors and climbing!). This dazzling data is presented on the largest curved indoor LED in the world! Step in closer and you’ll become part of the show. You’ll want to share this moment with your followers!

Horizon Grid
A multimedia spectacular highlighting the memorable moments, famous faces, and iconic places viewable from One World Observatory. A breathtaking presentation powered by 145 screens. You’ll be sure to walk away wiser!

Your Ride to the Top
SkyPod™ Elevators climb 102 stories in 47 seconds. This astonishing ride reveals the transformation of New York City from unsettled lands to today’s remarkable forest of skyscrapers.

Get Ready to See Forever
SEE FOREVER™ Theater: This heart-pumping audiovisual experience set to the rhythms of the city ends with your first glimpse of the spectacular skyline. It will take your breath away!

Drink and Dine in the Sky
The Observatory's dining level on the 101st floor offers access to a variety of curated dining options, from quick bites to fine dining. Dining and cafe options are only available for guests who have tickets to the observatory.

Explore with the Digital Skyline Guide
Take in the views with the One World Explorer, the observatory's digital skyline iPad guide to the city (a featured benefit offered with the Combination and All-Inclusive admissions). When you move from window to window, the view on the screen moves with you. Touch a label and you’ll fly there by helicopter, up close, to hear fascinating stories about each site..

Ask the Experts at City Pulse
You’ll want to meet the Tour Ambassadors, the ultimate New York City insiders. Their interactive presentations will connect you with famous landmarks and bring you deeper into the city’s neighborhoods, history, and culture. Ask them anything.

One World Observatory is delighted to welcome visitors and guests back to the top of the tallest building in New York City and the Western Hemisphere.
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Frequently Asked Questions about One World Observatory

How long does it take to visit One World Observatory?

Allow approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete your One World Observatory visit.

Is parking available?

No. Use of public transportation is highly recommended to access lower Manhattan given the minimal availability of on-street parking.

How do timed tickets work? What are timed tickets?

Your ticket is good for the time and date printed on the ticket. Just arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your entry time, no need to wait in line for entry to the building.

What happens if I arrive later than my entry time?

Late arrivals will be accommodated based on capacity – you may be required to wait until the first possible open time slot. We strongly encourage you to arrive earlier than your scheduled time to avoid any delays.

Is One World Observatory appropriate for kids?

Yes. The attraction is kid friendly, and strollers are allowed for visitors entering with small children. The stunning city views and interactive exhibits are family-friendly and suitable for individuals of all ages. Please note that children (age or younger) are not to be left unattended.

Is One World Observatory accessible?

Yes, One World Observatory – including its exhibits and amenities – are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Are strollers allowed?

Yes. However, to access the elevators and escalators, you will be asked to remove your child and fold up your strollers.

Are pets allowed?

No. Only service animals and service animas in training are allowed.

Can I take pictures?

Yes, you may take as many personal photos or videos with hand-held devices as you would like.

Can I bring my tripod or professional camera equipment?

DSLR cameras and flash pieces are permitted. However, any other professional photographic equipment, video cameras, recording devices, tripods, lights, and other such equipment are not permitted within the Observatory or West Plaza without prior written approval from One World Observatory management.

Can I bring food or drinks inside?

Outside food and beverages are prohibited.

Are dining and concessions available at One World Observatory?

One World Observatory offers access to several dining options for ticketed guests, from casual fare to seated fine-dining at One Dine.

Are public restrooms available?

Public restrooms are available for guests of the Observatory on all three levels, as well as in the exit lobby on the first floor upon departing the elevators.

Is there a security checkpoint?

Yes. All guests must submit to a security screening prior to entering One World Observatory.

Is there a gift shop?

Yes, on level 100.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is prohibited within the Observatory, including the outside West Plaza.