What an experience. The elevator ride to the top of the tower took 47 seconds! 1776 feet tall! The views were excellent and the ambiance was great. You did not feel cramped in while visiting the tower.
For $15, we rented a I-Pad that was to be used to tell us what we were looking at from the observatory. We found this to be useless and more trouble than what it was worth.
They also had a cocktail stand at the top and a beer was $16.
BUT….. This attraction is one that everyone visiting New York should attend. More memories of 911.
One last tip… Before you enter the elevator, there is a “Sky Transport” booklet explaining the experience. Make sure that you get one for your particular language! They all look the same, but they are printed in various languages.