One World Observatory
One World Observatory
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Lookouts • Observation Decks & Towers
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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.
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from SGD 66.96
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Chambers St • 4 min walk
  • Cortlandt St • 5 min walk
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Sightseer28967927038
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Family
Great afternoon with terrific views and a great bar. The trip in the lifts were a real joy...but no spoilers
Written 24 September 2022
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Luca B
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The staff is very friendly and helpful, lines at security check and at the entrance were short. The view is nice, but the problem is the glass: it is impossible to take a photo without reflex of lights and people on it, and there's also the structure in between that is difficult to cut off when you take photos.
I think that overall could not be bad, but definitely doesn't worth the price, with 120$ ticket fo 2 people (entrance+priority+fees), you expect something really cool, but it isn't.
Written 24 September 2022
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Schmo Mo
7 contributions
This trip really should sell itself but if you're unsure I can tell you it's a fantastic experience which starts when you enter the lift (no spoilers) I'll just say the experience exceeded my expectations .. and the views...wow!
Written 24 September 2022
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erika2205
London175 contributions
Not worth it. there are much better viewpoints for less money. I bought the flexible VIP ticket but the "fast track" queue was slower than the normal queue. Then, upstairs it is all built up so you are literally just looking out of a glass building. The views are nice for sure but it is not an "experience". Much better options for less money are the Empire state Building, or my personal favourite, the Top of The Rock where you can be completely outside. The show was underwhelming and staff a bit bored. The elevator ride is supposed to be breathtaking but your average oculus VR experience is 100% times better.
Written 23 September 2022
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512abcdef
Mount Sinai, NY57 contributions
We were not overwhelmed by the view or the "exhilarating" elevator ride. That said, we're glad we went. Views of Manhattan , Jersey, Brooklyn are always fun!
Written 22 September 2022
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Brian T
London, UK6,329 contributions
There’s now quite a bit of choice in New York City if you are looking for an observation deck for that quintessential and memorable view the Big Apple. The Edge opened a short time ago, not long after The Summit with its interactive quirkiness and mirrors. And then the’s the classic Empire State Building (the oldest of these iconic observation points), and the Top of the Rock on the Rockerfeller Center.

It does require a lot of careful thought and planning when you are considering which observation deck to visit. None of them are cheap, I go for one reason and one reason alone: the VIEW. I have no interest in food offering or drinks or coffee or souvenirs some of them may provide for your purchase. Those items will be outrageously expensive, and probably of mediocre quality.

Here’s some considerations:

The View: One World is in Lower Manhattan, overlooking the 9/11 Memorial Museum. So the views of Lower Manhattan and the Financial District will be good, from 102 floors up! You will get a reasonable (though distant) view of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Oculus, and the Hudson River. The skyline, skyscrapers and towers of midtown Manhattan stretch away to the north; you will be able to see the Empire State Building quite clearly, but you will not see Central Park. Other observation decks will give you closer views of the Empire State Building, if that is what you want.

The Time of Your Visit. Think about where the sun will be. The last thing you want is the bright glare of the sun directly in front of you, spoiling your photographs. I think One World is best visited in the mid-morning, when the soft light from the sun in the east will give you the best light of the Manhattan skyline. Of course there will also be spectacular early evening and night views when the whole of Manhattan lights up.

Ticket Flexibility: The One World Observatory offers tickets at a range of prices. It’s simple: The more you pay, the more you get and the more flexible your tickets are. However, even if you buy the cheapest ticket there is a guarantee that if you can see nothing because of cloud, rain or fog, you will be given an alternative time. The cheapest start at $38, with set viewing arrival time. A ticket with a more flexible arrival time starts at $48. Of course you can buy dining options and ticks with priority or speedy entry. Consider your needs carefully.

I’ve even to the One World Observatory twice now, in the morning and later in the afternoon. The morning was better. But it’s not my favourite observation deck; that accolade goes to The Summit, prior to and around sunset.
Written 20 September 2022
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Carol W
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I was very disappointed. I thought we would be going outside. No. I didn't understand the iPad usage. The staff person just handed it to me without a word of explanation as to how to use it or what to do, It wasn't until my granddaughter was sick of being there, that someone next to us turned the volume up, and I realized you could select specific images for more information.
By that time, we were fed up with the experience. It was basically about getting as much money as possible from us. We had two $15 certificates with our very expensive tickets. We got two ready-made sandwiches (that were not good), two bags of chips, and one bottle of water. After subtracting the $30 certificates, I still owed them $16. I'm not kidding.
Don't bother going. It's just not worth it.
Written 19 September 2022
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Napey
England135 contributions
Amazing views, fast elevator, great experience. I visited three of the observation decks in NYC, (also Top of the Rock and The Edge) and this was probably the best due to the height. The other two you can get outside though, which changes the experience slightly
Written 17 September 2022
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Lesley D
Vilamoura37 contributions
Family
Had a brilliant time loved the experience especially after visiting the 9/11 memorial. The digital pad helped to identify buildings
Written 16 September 2022
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NorrisDubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates23 contributions
Couples
Fantastic experience and magnificent views! They have done an amazing job honoring 9/11 victims. Stayed several hours to watch the sunset and the lights and was not disappointed.
Written 15 September 2022
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ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY (New York City) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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One World Observatory is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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