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Your ticket to incredible views across New York City and beyond...

There are a million things to experience in New York City, but only one way to truly see them all. With a One World Observatory ticket, ascend to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and experience breathtaking 360-degree views of the famous city skyline and beyond.

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One World Observatory, positioned atop One World Trade Center provides breathtaking 360-degree vistas of the New York City skyline from its towering summit, the highest point in the city.

With a gate-ready One World Observatory ticket in hand, skip the ticket line and proceed to the security check and the SkyPod™ Elevator. Your unique experience at the One World Observatory starts with a rapid ascent to the top of 102 stories in just 47 seconds. Discover the incredible evolution of New York City, from untamed landscapes to the breathtaking urban oasis of today's iconic skyscrapers.

When you get to the top, be prepared to explore three levels filled with innovation and inspiration. But first, immerse yourself in a 2-minute screening session at the SEE FOREVER™ Theater. Experience a heart-pounding audiovisual journey set to the city's rhythms, culminating in a breathtaking first glimpse of the spectacular skyline. 

Enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views of the city from over 100 stories above the streets - the highest point in the city! See the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Woolworth Building and the Statue of Liberty. From your lofty position, you can also look down on the helicopters that take tourists high over Manhattan and see just how many boats fill the surrounding water. 

Make sure you check out the Horizon Grid, an immersive multimedia showcase of memorable moments, famous faces, and iconic places. With 145 screens powering this breathtaking presentation, you're guaranteed to leave with new insights! 

Wrap up your day with a culinary delight at ONE Dine, New York's renowned view restaurant and bar on the 101st floor. Revel in first-class service and savour New American cuisine against the stunning backdrop of the New York City skyline. Treat yourself to a diverse, seasonally inspired menu featuring signature dishes paired with small-production wines, local draft beers, and expertly crafted cocktails (own expense). 

One World Observatory Tickets

Receive a gate-ready One World Observatory Ticket for your chosen date and time, enabling you to plan ahead for your visit and ensuring you fit in all the rest of the things you want to see in the Big Apple. Choose between a Standard Admission ticket, the Combination ticket which additionally gives you Priority Lane Entrance and the One World Explorer Guide, or the Combination All-Inclusive Ticket giving you all of the above plus allowing you to visit anytime on your chosen day, during the time of day you select - Morning, Afternoon or Evening.

  • One World Observatory Ticket: Standard admission, simply turn up at your allotted time. This ticket includes access to all Observatory levels for skyline views and all multimedia experiences including the SkyPod™ Elevators, See Forever™ Theater, City Pulse and more!
  • One World Observatory Combination Ticket: Save time and skip the line through the priority entrance at your allotted slot. This ticket also includes PRIORITY access to all Observatory levels for skyline 
    views and all multimedia experiences including the SkyPod™ Elevators, SEE FOREVER™ Theater, 
    City Pulse and more! Enjoy access to the digital skyline guide, One World Explorer, and a $5 
    voucher for use on food and beverage or retail items.


One World Observatory is located at One World Trade Center at the corner of West and Vesey Streets in Downtown Manhattan.


Frequently Asked Questions for One World Observatory Tickets

General Information

  • What is the One World Observatory?

    Located at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors of One World Trade Center, the One World Observatory offers views of New York City’s iconic sights, surrounding waters and skyline. The guest experience goes beyond the amazing view as visitors can explore the levels of the Observatory filled with innovation, inspiration and an incredible elevator ride to the top.

  • Are pushchairs allowed?

    Yes, pushchairs are allowed at the One World Observatory, but you will be asked to remove your child and fold your pushchair up for access to the elevators as well as the escalators within the experience.

  • Can I take pictures?

    Of course! The One World Observatory encourages all guests to take as many personal photos or video with hand held devices as they would like.

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  • What are timed tickets?

    Your One World Observatory ticket is good for the time and date printed on the ticket. Just arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your entry time, there is no need to wait in line for entry to the building.

  • What if I arrive later than my entry time?

    Late arrivals will be accommodated based on capacity. However, you may be required to wait until the first possible open time slot. We strongly encourage you to arrive earlier than your scheduled time to avoid any delays.


  • Is One World Observatory accessible to guests with disabilities?

    One World Observatory – including its exhibits and amenities – are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Guests requiring assistance (e.g., auxiliary aids or services), should contact the Guest Services office at 844-OWO-1776 or Guest Services Desk, in advance of their visit.


  • Is smoking permitted at One World Observatory?

    No, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the Observatory including the outside West Plaza.

  • We are visiting prior to going to the airport; can we bring our luggage with us?

    No, luggage is not allowed in the One World Observatory. Only bags/backpacks/packages no larger than 25” high x no more than 17” wide and no more than 9″ deep are permitted. There are no lockers or storage capabilities available for personal items.

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