It was just yesterday… but it was not. We all keep in our memories that day, no need to mention, the day the world changed. And from the ashes and sorrows of that day, a new project emerged, a new project to stand for Liberty and for the Future. The “One World Observatory”.
May 29th has been the BIG OPENING DAY for this amazing architectural, but also, emotional project to come to live for new yorkers locals and tourists alike.
One World Observatory is located at One World Trade Center in the Northwest corner of the World Trade Center site and is bordered by West Street to the West, Vesey Street to the North and Liberty Street to the South. The street address is:
One World Trade Center:
285 Fulton Street New York, New York, 10007
Entrance on West Street (844) OWO-1776 | (844) 696-1776
At the corner of West and Vesey Streets.
The Experience is cutting-edge personalized approach for the visitor:
Global Welcome Center: Upon entry, Guests are greeted in the Global Welcome Center, where a large video board features salutations in an array of languages, and a dynamically generated world map highlights the hometowns of visitors. All admission is timed ticket entry.
Voices and Foundations: Guests experience a program titled “Voices,” which tells the personal stories of the men and women who built One World Trade Center. Next, “Foundations” provides Guests with a close up view of the very bedrock on which the building stands.
Sky Pod Elevators: Guests board one of five dedicated elevators to ascend to the 102nd floor in under 60 seconds. Immersive, floor-to-ceiling LED technology in each cab invites Guests to experience a virtual time-lapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline from the 1500s to present day.
Main Observatory: On the 100th floor of the Observatory, also known as the Discovery Level, Guests experience expansive, 360-degree views in all directions, taking in the iconic sights, surrounding waters and panoramic views of the city and beyond.
Sky Portal: The Main Observatory also features the Sky Portal. Guests are invited to step onto a 14-foot wide circular disc that delivers an unforgettable view, using real-time, high-definition footage of the streets below.
City Pulse: This interactive skyline concierge allows Guests to deeply connect with the landmarks and neighborhoods they observe from above. At City Pulse, global ambassadors are stationed under a ring of HD video monitors and outfitted in gesture recognition technology, summoning imagery to the screens and providing Guests with close-up views and personalized recommendations.
The price is 32 usd for adults and 26 usd for children, not on the lower end at all.
So now, it would not be any more the ever lasting dispute between Top of the Rock vs Empire State… Now you will have a new #skyscraper observatory entering the contest for sightseeing landscapes. Which one will you choose??