One World Observatory

A digital rendering of the One World Observatory.

NYC tourists looking for an expansive city view will get another vantage point in Spring 2015, when the One World Observatory opens from atop One World Trade Center.

Set to be positioned on floors 100-102 of the 1,250-foot-tall building, the Observatory will "provide unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters," according to a press release.

The Observatory will span 120,000 square feet, consisting of a Welcome Center, various dining options, a pre-show program titled Voices Of The Building and state-of-the-art elevators called Sky Pods. Visitors will also be invited to check out the Sky Portal, a 14-food-wide disc in the ground displaying HD views of the City's streets.

Tickets for the One World Observatory are set to go on sale in early 2015, with price points of $26 (ages 6-12), $32 (13-64) and $30 (65+). Group rates will be available, while complimentary tickets will be offered to 9/11 family members and rescue workers, as well as children under the age of 5.


Per the press release, the One World Observatory's official opening date will be revealed in the coming months.