One World Observatory

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One World Observatory
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Lookouts • Observation Decks & Towers
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
There are a million things to experience in New York City, but there’s only one way to see them all at once. You can start by hopping a Sky Pod to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. There, 102 stories up, find yourself face-to-face with New York’s iconic skyline. Maybe you’ve seen views of the city before, but never quite like this. Walk the three sprawling levels of the Observatory and discover surprises along the way. Drop into the café and grab a bite to eat. Step onto the Sky Portal and stroll high above the crowded streets. Take an interactive guided tour of the city with the help of our Skyline Concierges, available to answer any questions you might have about New York’s long and storied history. And don’t leave without stopping by the One Mix bar for a glass of celebratory prosecco and one last look toward the horizon. See for yourself why One World Observatory is truly An Experience Above.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Admission tickets
from $41.37
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Chambers St • 4 min walk
  • Cortlandt St • 5 min walk
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Roseburger
Oregon50 contributions
Splurge and get the guided tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
We found the guided tour to be well worth the extra cost. Dani, our tour guide, did an excellent job and was a wealth of information.
Written September 22, 2021
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thesparky1000
Midwest City, Oklahoma63 contributions
Tons of fun, a must do.
Sep 2021
Paying more than the basic admission fee doesn't have as many benefits as you think. For example, buying the priority ticket doesn't get you priority admission. Everybody and their great aunt Thelma go through the priority line, that's all they have. But once you get up to the obs level, your priority ticket gets you a Ipad navigator. Now that's a neat deal. The elevator ride is neat as you are wrapped in LCD panels that begins with you being in a forest of the Lenape Indians. As it ascends, it develops fully into what it is today once it reaches the top. Maybe one point I don't like is how the most favorite place to stand to see uptown side is very small. I guess that's a design decision.
Written September 20, 2021
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sunnyshine579
Knoxville, TN142 contributions
Expensive. Scary elevator ride
Sep 2021
Super expensive. If you're scared of elevators don't go. It's fast and scary and loud. The views are awesome but I wouldn't not pay over $100 for two people again.
Written September 20, 2021
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Kem B
Summit, NJ52 contributions
Unique & unequalled views.
This is a must see & do item for tourists in nyc. The ticket sales & lines for elevators are well organized & ready for large crowds. The views looking in all directions are unequaled in nyc. It’s like being in a helicopter. You can take as much time as u like on the observation floors. There r snacks , drinks & nice wash rooms.
Written September 19, 2021
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MuriettaCordova
Hockley, TX16 contributions
Interesting views
Sep 2021
While the views were amazing these were probably the least captivating views from the 3 major tall building tours (30 rock and empire being the other 2). The sky portal thing was underwhelming but it was also probably my mistake thinking it would actually be a see-through floor. The show at the beginning was really good and the elevator show was also fun. It wasn't busy at all when we went but I could see crowds being stressful here.
Written September 17, 2021
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Evan L
Gig Harbor, WA29 contributions
Beautiful views during the day, bad at night
Sep 2021
Amazing views during the day, but at night there are too many lights inside and they reflect off the glass which makes photography impossible. There are a view spots where it's dark enough to get good shots, but most of the time you'll capture light reflections that ruin parts of the photos. You can see plenty despite that. If you're really into the history, there's a tablet with narration that explains a lot about the buildings, but it costs money. The 9/11 memorial is breathtaking and the other monuments are something to see. It's mostly a shopping center though.
Written September 14, 2021
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oldygoldy
Stony Point, NY2 contributions
Price is high just like the view
VIEW: The view is probably one of the best ever since it is so high up and a full 365 degrees around. On a clear day it's incredible. There's a gift shop. I didn’t eat there so nothing to say about that.
There's a few video clips playing as you enter the building and travel through sections of Manhattan schist to get to the awesome up elevator ride. It's fast and very fast all at once. Leaving the elevator brings you to more video clips and the big reveal... Which is the 365 view.

VALUE: while I feel it was worth it as far as the experience of the view it is massively overpriced. I think it's important to know that it is a phenomenal experience but the price per person is very steep. Having said that... It's the 2nd time I've gone and was just as awestruck
Written September 13, 2021
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Jan L
La Salle, CO63 contributions
This is next to the memorial ponds and the 9/11 museum.
Jul 2021
This is the freedom tower where the twin towers used to be. It is 101 stories high and you can see all around NYC. Amazing views except it was smoky that day from all the fires coming from the west and it wasn't as clear as it could have been.
Written September 13, 2021
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NWallz
3 contributions
Coming to New York
Sep 2021 • Friends
Coming to New York from Orlando I loved seeing the One World Observatory. The view impressive. I'm not a fan of heights so I can't imagine what it was like working on that building in those times. But the view is wonderful.
Written September 13, 2021
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Marcy F
1 contribution
Must-do view in NYC!
Sep 2021 • Couples
The elevator ride graphics were so interesting. Have your video ready to record, the ride takes less than a minute. The 360 view was so amazing!!
Written September 13, 2021
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One World Observatory is open:
  • Thu - Mon 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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