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One World Observatory Tickets

There are a million things to experience in New York City, but only one way to truly see them all. One World Observatory offers a unique view of the Manhattan skyline and beyond from the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Start your unique experience at the One World Observatory by boarding a Sky Pod elevator and ascend to the to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds.

Accompanying the rapid journey, an incredible high-definition time lapse video plays on the glass walls of your Sky Pod elevator recreating the development of New York City’s skyline from the 1500s to today’s skyscrapers.

When you get to the top, be prepared to explore three levels filled with innovation and inspiration. But first, immerse yourself in a 2-minute screening session at the See Forever Theater that presents the unique pulsating rhythm of the Big Apple in three dimensions, by combining bird’s eye imagery, time-lapse shots and patterns.

As the video ends and the screen rises slowly, revealing the observation deck and the amazing panoramic views of New York City and beyond.

Head to the main Observatory on the 100th floor, also known as the Discovery Level and experience the Big Apple like never before. Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of the city, taking in her iconic sights and neatly lined the blocks and avenues.

See the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Woolworth Building and the Statue of Liberty. From your lofty position you can look down on the helicopters that take tourists high over Manhattan and see just how many boats fill the surrounding water.

The Main Observatory also features the expansive Sky Portal, where you can take a walk high above the streets of New York. Those brave enough step a circle of video screens that deliver an unforgettable high-definition view of the streets below.

If you want to complete the day with a drink, a bite to eat or dinner, One World Observatory offers three distinct options at the 101th floor, all of them with a setting that is truly and magnificently one-of-a-kind.

Experience Includes

  • Timed entry ticket for the One World Observatory
  • Admission to all three floors of One World Observatory (Levels 100, 101, 102)
  • Ascend to the to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than sixty seconds in a Sky Pod elevator, one of the fastest in the world
  • Exciting New York City film presentation in the SEE FOREVER™ Theater
  • Expansive and panoramic 360 degree views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and beyond


Daily, year round.

Departure location

One World Observatory is located at One World Trade Center situated in the Northwest corner of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

Start times

One World Observatory opening hours vary throughout the year. Doors usually open at 9am and close at 9pm however this can change for special events and holidays etc.

Terms & Conditions

  • You must select the date and time you wish to visit the One World Observatory. Tickets cannot be used at a different time.
  • Once booked and confirmed One World Observatory Tickets are non-refundable and 100% cancellation fees will apply.
  • You must arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of your designated admission time. Due to high demand, tickets cannot be honoured outside your selected time and date.
  • Children under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Guests ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge.
  • Any professional photo or video equipment is not permitted.
  • The hours of operation on 4th July 2018 for One World Observatory is 8 am through 6 pm, with last entrance at 5:15pm.