At The Top Of The World

By:  Samantha Orszulak

Talk about a room with a view!

Starting on May 29, the best place to see all of New York City (and beyond) will be One World Observatory.  At a height of 1,250 feet (nearly a quarter mile in the sky), this new, highly anticipated, three-level attraction at One World Trade will offer unrivaled, breathtaking panoramic vistas —and a lot more.

Visitors can ride up in some of the fastest elevators in the world, watch a pre-show called “See Forever,” immerse themselves in the history of the creation of the building and take a variety of audio tours in numerous languages that are tailored to adults, children and different groups.

Tickets are on sale now but are limited. They start at $32.00 for adults, $30.00 for seniors (ages 65+) and $26.00 for children (ages 6-12). Groups of 20 or more can apply for a special group rate. Tickets are available online, by phone, or at the box office.

The admission ticket gives you access to all three floors of the One World Observatory, a ride on the Sky Pod elevators, a screening in the SEE FOREVER™ Theatre, sweeping views of New York City and New Jersey and seating at numerous restaurants.

One World Observatory is open seven days a week, from 9 A.M to 8 P.M., all year round.  From May 29, to September 7, hours of operation will be extended until midnight.

For more information on hours, ticketing, booking special events, or this amazing experience in general; visit