After literal years of anticipation, on May 29, One World Observatory will open to the public. Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (that is, if one includes the spire), the observation deck sits approximately 1,250 feet above the street and offers expansive views of both the Hudson River (including it’s Lady Liberty) and the Manhattan skyline.
Tickets (available for purchase here) will set you back $32, and include admission to the deck, access to “Voices,” a program telling the stories of the men and women who built the tower, and a 60-second ride in one of the building’s “Sky Pod” elevators, which display an immersive time-lapse of New York City’s development, from the 1600s to today.
The space will also feature three dining options ranging from a casual cafe to a fine-dining restaurant.
In advance of the opening, get a peek at the One World Observatory through the eyes of an architecture critic by heading over to Fred Bernstein’s review.
Caroline Hallemann is the associate digital editor at T+L. Follow her on Twitter at @challemann.