One World Observatory
One World Observatory
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
There are a million things to experience in New York City, but there’s only one way to see them all at once. You can start by hopping a Sky Pod to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. There, 102 stories up, find yourself face-to-face with New York’s iconic skyline. Maybe you’ve seen views of the city before, but never quite like this. Walk the three sprawling levels of the Observatory and discover surprises along the way. Drop into the café and grab a bite to eat. Step onto the Sky Portal and stroll high above the crowded streets. Take an interactive guided tour of the city with the help of our Skyline Concierges, available to answer any questions you might have about New York’s long and storied history. And don’t leave without stopping by the One Mix bar for a glass of celebratory prosecco and one last look toward the horizon. See for yourself why One World Observatory is truly An Experience Above.
Suggested duration
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from RM 297.47
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Chambers St • 4 min walk
  • Cortlandt St • 5 min walk
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  • Tim B
    Arundel, United Kingdom215 contributions
    A great experience
    Visited during the day and the whole experience is great. The lift is incredible as you really get a feel for the historic past of the area and the very real sense of sadness for the much more recent events around this site. It's well explained and a fantastic vantage point for looking at the city!
    Visited December 2022
    Written 4 December 2022
  • Casey C
    1 contribution
    Amazing all around
    My boyfriend and I had such an amazing experience here. Unfortunately we chose a day that was 0 visibility but the experience was still very surreal. We ate at the one world dining and was given the best seat in the house, given there wasn’t alot to look at, the staff was incredible and we could see some lights & buildings once it cleared up. One staff In Particular was awesome, Lois, she helped us with our tickets, took us to the bell desk and directed us to security all while giving us history and information on the one world trade, plus she was a riot, highlight of our trip there
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 December 2022
  • Lyndell B
    17 contributions
    Great experience, Security needs to be trained properly.
    An amazing experience. Worth the money. One of the best observation decks in Manhattan. Friendly staff, however, there was one officer in the security check point who was very RUDE. And for the money spent on this experience i would have liked better of a world class destinarion like One WTC. He nearly ruined the experience. However i won't let that happen.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 December 2022
  • Adrian B
    Exeter, United Kingdom467 contributions
    Amazing
    From the moment you arrive and enter the huge lobby, to the lifts that take you up 100 floors in 30 seconds this is an amazing experience and well worth visiting if you are in NYC for at least few days. The 360degree views give you a real perspective on where everything is in New York. Really loved this experience
    Visited December 2022
    Written 29 December 2022
  • Dan R
    Chicago, Illinois47 contributions
    Excellent!
    Pretty neat experience, and very well done! I think it’s probably the best of the NYC skyscraping experiences. The observatory is two levels complete with a restaurant and snack bar. Would recommend upgrading your ticket as it includes a food and beverage credit as well as an ipad that gives the viewer a detailed tour of all of the buildings in the skyline which is awesome if you’re not from NYC.
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience! I’m sure readers will appreciate the tips. We’re happy to hear you loved your experience and are looking forward to your next visit! Kind Regards, Delfin Ortiz General Manager One World Observatory
    Written 16 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 2 January 2023
  • harry m
    Glasgow, United Kingdom126 contributions
    Brilliant day out.
    Visited end of December with family. We were lucky it was a crystal clear day where you could see for miles. Great way to spend a few hours and I would highly recommend. My wife doesn't like heights but was not fazed with this. Ideal for all ages
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience! I’m sure readers will appreciate the tips. We’re happy to hear you and your wife loved your experience and are looking forward to your next visit! Kind Regards, Delfin Ortiz General Manager One World Observatory
    Written 16 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 9 January 2023
  • Hannah H
    1 contribution
    WE LOVE ONE WORLD!!!!!!!!
    We loved this restaurant so much!! The food was delicious and the views were absolutely stunning. Watching the sunset while having their crème brûlée was one of the top highlights of our trip to New York. Everyone was so sweet, I can’t wait to come back!!! Thank you Rebecca & Josephine for such a lovely evening!!! 💙
    Hello, We appreciate you sharing your feedback of your dining experience. We agree, the views are spectacular! It’s great to hear your dining experience was spectacular as well! Our restaurant team works hard to deliver exceptional service and delicious food – we’ll be sure to share your positive comments about Rebecca and Josephine! Until next time! Sincerely, Delfin Ortiz General Manager One World Observatory
    Written 16 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 January 2023
  • BurnleyJo F
    Blackburn, United Kingdom16 contributions
    Wow!!!
    Not a fan of heights or elevators, but... fastest elevator I've ever been in, seconds to reach 102nd floor! The introduction was amazing and the views were breath taking. We went at sunset, walked all the way round getting daylight pictures, then walked around again getting the same photos in the dark, absolutely stunning. Staff very friendly and helpful
    Hello, It’s great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! Our views truly are spectacular, they never cease to amaze us. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Delfin Ortiz General Manager One World Observatory
    Written 16 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2023
  • rkgkrk
    London, United Kingdom627 contributions
    Spectacular view - but get tickets online to avoid queue
    This is an iconic building for the architecture, the recent history and the majestic views. Some advice, which I hope helps you enjoy this wonderful building 1 Do buy your tickets online to avoid the queues which are long. If that’s not possible buy a priority ticket at the entrance. This will whisk you through faster although it’s a bit more expensive, but how often are you going to do this? 2 When you get to the 360 degree observatory walk around to get your bearings and orientation if you are not familiar with the city. This will allow you to go back to the areas and photo opportunities that interest you most and not waste time waiting to get closer to windows that don’t interest you. Statute of Liberty, Infinity Pools and view down to Central Park are the most congested areas so this will allow you to decide where you want to hover to get near the window 3 When you take your photos put your camera lense/phone as close to the window - if possible touching the window - this will allow you to get pictures that don’t have any reflection. This will be a wonderful visit so give yourself plenty of time to view and savour being nearly on top of the world!
    Visited August 2022
    Written 21 January 2023
  • cornwall666
    Cornwall, United Kingdom74 contributions
    Top of the world
    We visited as the final attraction of our 5 days in NYC and it was great to be able to spot all the places we had been. Very well organised and presented and the spoken presentation really put into context how this new building moves on from the events of 2001. Not the cheapest visit but certainly not one to miss.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 2 February 2023
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Plumbus_1
Blandford Forum, UK24 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Chose this over Empire State as was more convenient for then doing Statue of Liberty.

It was a wise choice as from the interactive ride up through the "big reveal" to uninterrupted views, the experience was good.

Elevator down was a great experience that is almost worth the trip in its own right.
Written 24 November 2023
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4grlsmom
Pewaukee, WI94 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had visited the memorial and museum and were initially undecided about going to the top since we'd already been to the top of the Empire State Building, had a hotel room on the 58th floor, and visited Top of the Rock on our last trip. We decided to go up and were so happy we did! We purchased tickets right at the tower. The whole experience was incredible. The elevator goes extremely fast, and yet your ears somehow don't pop. The elevator ride is an experience itself, with movies projected onto the walls. The views at the top are spectacular, as you'd expect. But this offers a slightly different vantage point, with views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge and the rivers. The gift shop at the top is a nice spot to purchase souvenirs too.
Written 23 November 2023
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S_Hvass
Bramming, Denmark694 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Like from other sky scrapers in NYC there is an amazing view from the top of One World, and you have a full view of the rivers. It is absolutely worth a visit, but in contrast to other sky scrapers like Empire State Building and Rockefeller the building is not impressive in its architecture. It is "just" the tallest and the newest.
Written 19 November 2023
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Tripper1717
High Point, NC14 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
This was an amazing experience. Even though I have a tendency for motion sickness , the ride up was no problem. At the top, there is plenty of space to see the magnificent views of New York City! Thank you staff, especially Andrew and James Leather for making this a wonderful time for 6 of us!
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Written 14 November 2023
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Wayne
Tokoroa, New Zealand103 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
This was cool to visit, it’s very fast, heaps of info and a neat video as part of it too. It was an overcast day but we still got to see plenty. You can book online the day you visit. Busy times will be sunset so other times will be easy to get tickets
Written 11 November 2023
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Heather T
Orlando, FL117 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The view was epic obviously. The AC has some scent pushed through that I thought smelled amazing at first but becomes a little over powering after a while. The bar is very pricey but was a fun experience to have a drink and take in the view before going to the observation deck. I would not pay to skip the line or do any upgrades. We got our tickets online, walking up to the building, and had no wait.
Written 6 November 2023
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hoyland
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
It's merely fine, though a $6 bottle of water at the cafe will be memorable. I would recommend going to one of the observation decks without an outside area over this one. (Okay, to be honest, I'd skip them all.) Not having an outside area makes the whole thing feel a bit sterile and fake.

The place was not at all crowded on a Sunday afternoon and we were able to use tickets purchased months ago for what turned out to be a foggy day, so the fact they'd let you come back later was nice, though a bit useless if you're not local.
Written 5 November 2023
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amarillo
85 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We had booked tickets - the NYC weather was atrocious, and when we arrived (an hour early, in the hope of sheltering from the rain) the sign said 'zero visibility at top'... we'd booked and paid, so we went in anyway, an hour early. I was a bit apprehensive as I suffer badly from claustrophobia and don't like lifts, but I can honestly say this lift journey is amazing!
When we got to the top, the presentation and visibility were great - and the views are fantastic. Definitely worth the trip!
Written 5 November 2023
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thedoc-80
Liverpool, UK46 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Amazing to go to the top of the world. Really easy to organise and dont if not a busy day worry about booking a set time....we did and didnt need to as line moved very quickly. Have camera ready when you get to the 102nd floor right when the movie finishs....its worth it. Great views across NYC and beyond. Loved it.
Written 2 November 2023
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ABBIE W
Faversham, UK3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Just WOW.. I did a bit of research prior to booking to see what time sunset was due to fall and oh my it did not disappoint.. We were lucky to catch the weather right and it was a beautiful October's day in NYC and the sunset was just magical.. breathtaking.. highly recommend pre booking tickets to guarantee your time slot and to save any ques! We preferred this experience to both the Empire State Building and Top of the Rocks which we had visited in previous years!
Written 30 October 2023
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One World Observatory admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost RM 305.43, while a popular guided tour starts around RM 93.50 per person.



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