One World Observatory
There are a million things to experience in New York City and only one way to truly see them all. Start by ascending to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than 60 seconds; look toward the horizon and feel the City’s invincible spirit. Explore three levels filled with innovation and inspiration at One World Observatory, located in the top three floors of One World Trade Center. See for yourself why One World Observatory is truly An Experience Above.
What you’ll do
At One World Observatory, your group will have an experience above New York City and Beyond All Expectations!
- 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. One World Trade Center is also known as the Freedom Tower.
- First Impressions are Everything: See Forever Theatre: Surround yourself with the rhythms of the city. This heart-pumping audiovisual experience sets up your first glimpse of the spectacular skyline. It will take your breath away!
- The Streets Beneath Your Feet: Sky Portal: Step on this 14-foot wide circular glass disc that offers an unforgettable perspective using high definition footage of the streets 100 floors below.
- City Pulse – Ask an Expert: You’ll want to meet our 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.
- Raise Your Glass a Little Higher: At ONE Dine, our New York inspired menus will elevate your dining plans and inspire you to raise your glass a little higher. Simply stop by for a cocktail, a quick bite, or make a reservation for a gourmet meal. (Tickets required for reservation. Table reservation should be made at least 30 minutes after scheduled arrival time at Observatory.)
- Try The Fist Interactive, Virtual Reality Guide to the City: The Skyview Channel takes you on virtual helicopter tours of New York’s most iconic sites and the Restaurant Channel gives you insider information on the city’s most exciting, little known restaurants while taking a taste tour with TV food network celebrity David Rosengarten. Take the Experience Home after you leave here. Stream the videos at home and share with friends and family.
Plan your visit
- Enjoy exclusive discounts applicable to tickets, drinks, and other Observatory amenities throughout the year.
Organizations & Clubs
- Treat your group to an astonishing ride in our SkyPod elevators, 102 stories to the top; tour the skyline with local experts; dine overlooking unmatched views; gain an unforgettable perspective.
- Inspire students with our interactive experiences revealing the city’s history, sweeping geography, iconic landmarks, famous neighborhoods, and varied cultures.
Looking to reward your group with expertly-crafted cocktails, local beers, small production wines, and artisanal small plates? There’s no rooftop bar in New York that can match the views of the city, its rivers, and beyond. Click here to view our private event packages – ready to book? Contact us today by calling 212-602-4090, emailing [email protected], or by completing our group inquiry form.
Where is it
One World Observatory is located at One World Trade Center at the corner of West and Vesey Streets in Downtown Manhattan. Entrance on West Street.
For visitors arriving by car, we offer parking:
- Brookfield Place is the official valet of One World Observatory.
- Reserve online for $5 off at Brookfield Place Curbside Valet (located at 225 Liberty St.) – Click here to obtain this elite discount.
For visitors looking to charter transportation:
- US Coachways is the Preferred Charter of One World Observatory.
- Click here to visit the US Coachways online.
The use of public transportation is highly recommended select from options below:
MTA NYC Subway (Service to Downtown) | From Midtown Manhattan to One World Trade Center
- West Side, 8th Ave./Columbus Circle/Port Authority Bus Terminal/Penn Station
- A, C – To Chambers St.
- E – To World Trade Center
- West Side, 7th Ave./Times Square/Penn Station
- 1 – To Rector St.
- 2, 3 – To Fulton St.
- West Side, Times Square/Broadway/Herald Square
- R, W – To Cortland St.
- East Side, Grand Central Station
- 4, 5 – To Fulton St.
MTA NYC Bus (Service to Downtown) | From Midtown Manhattan to One World Trade Center
- West Side, 7th Ave./Columbus Circle/Times Square/Penn Station
- M20 (South Ferry) – To Vesey St./North End Ave.
- 5th Ave./Ny Public Library/Flatiron
- M55 (South Ferry) – To Broadway St./Cortland St.
NY Waterway | Service To The World Financial Center Is Provided From These Locations In Northern New Jersey
- Belford / Harbor Way
- Hoboken / 14th Street
- Hoboken Terminal/ NJ Transit
- Paulus Hook
- Port Imperial / Weehawken (Weekdays Only)
Hours & Schedule
Open seven days a week.
May 1 – Sept. 2
- 8:00am – 9:00pm – last ticket sold at 8:45pm
- Guests in the Observatory by 9:00pm may enjoy all its amenities until 10:00pm
Sept. 3 – Dec. 19
- 9:00am – 9:00pm – last ticket sold at 8:15pm
Dec. 20 – Jan. 7
- 8:00am – 8:00pm – last ticket sold at 7:15pm
Jan. 8 – April 28
- 9:00am – 9:00pm – last ticket sold at 8:15pm
If you require assistance via phone, our Call Center is open Mon. – Fri., 9:00am – 5:00pm. 212-602-4000.
Things to keep in mind
In preparation for your visit we recommend that you read the full listing of our Observatory Guest Code of Conduct by clicking here.
Is One World Observatory accessible to guests with disabilities?
- One World Observatory has an ongoing commitment to achieve the highest levels of satisfaction for all aspects of the guest experience.
- As part of these efforts, we are dedicated to offering a quality visiting experience to guests with disabilities that is full, equal to that provided to guests without disabilities. To that end, One World Observatory’s exhibits and amenities are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
- Guests requiring assistance e.g., auxiliary aids or services, should contact Guest Services at (844) 696-1776 in advance of their visit.
Where are the accessible pick-up and drop-off locations for guests with limited mobility?
- One World Observatory is wheelchair accessible.
- There is an accessible pick-up/drop-off location along West Street north of Vesey Street, at which point guests may proceed to the West Plaza Entrance.
- Alternatively, guests can access the Observatory from inside the World Trade Center Oculus.
Can I bring my kids to One World Observatory?
- Yes, One World Observatory is appropriate for guests of all ages. The stunning city views and interactive exhibits are family-friendly and suitable for individuals of all ages.
- Strollers are allowed but you will be asked to remove your child and fold your stroller up for access to the elevators as well as the escalators within the Observatory.
Are pets allowed?
- No animals will be permitted into or on the property of One World Observatory or West Plaza. This policy is in effect at all times including when the facilities are not open to the public.
- Exceptions to this policy are limited to: (i) service animals and service animals in training; and (ii) police or other certified assistance animals will be permitted by a qualified handler on official business.
Can I bring my licensed firearm?
- There are absolutely no firearms permitted.
Can I take pictures?
- Yes, we encourage all guests to take as many personal photos or video with hand-held devices as they would like. Please post to social channels tagging the Observatory @oneworldnyc.
Are there public restrooms at One World Observatory?
- Restrooms are available for use throughout One World Observatory. They are located on all three levels, as well as in the exit lobby on the first floor upon departing the elevators. Restrooms are for guests of the Observatory.
Can I bring food or drinks?
- No food or beverage may be brought into One World Observatory.
Are dining and concessions available at One World Observatory?
- One World Observatory offers access to curated eateries from casual café fare to seated fine-dining at One Dine. Dining and café options will only be available for ticketed guests of the Observatory.