One World Observatory, New York City

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  • Emotional and spectacular ... the visit of the Bay and manhattan is unequalled. You can pose and rest your eyes on every corner of New York. Grasp details and nuances of a unique and indescribable. This experience will be one of the indelible moments of your visit to lower manhattan. In context with the memorial 11.9, this site and what it represents, will inevitably in your hearts.
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  • To see the city from that point is spectacular. We have bought the entrance together with the Empire State, as separately it was more expensive. The elevator is amazing. He is even noticeable in ears pressure change. Leaving offer a service of guide with an iPad, but I have to pay 15usd. They also make a photo with a virtual background, but who will try it you sell at the exit. It's worth the time.
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  • The view from the Observatory is unique and priceless. We hopped in the dark and even though it was raining the view was great. The show is pretty early even though the NY skyline that is the master. And finally in a romantic way can enjoy a cocktail at the restaurant from where you continue to see NY
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  • You'll certainly be impressed if you decide to go here. A close friend got us priority tickets and they'll save you quite a bit of time in line on the weekends. My favorite part was the elevator ride up. It moves at an impressive 25 mph and the walls are covered with displays. They present the city as a timeline and show the buildings appearing as the years go by. At the top, you watch a short clip that's projected onto the walls. As it finishes, the walls begin to rise and as your eyes adjust to the light, you can see the spectacular view of the city. We went a little before sunset, and it was absolutely incredible. There's also a restaurant/bar at the top with seating along the windows. There's no one rushing you so take your time and enjoy!
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this experience! While I also love Top Of The Rock this has a bit more to it with the cinematic effects before and in the elevator before you get to the observation deck. It has a lot more effort put into it. And then once you get up there, in one of the areas somebody is giving a history about different areas of New York which is quite interesting (you don’t have to listen). However, it is all inside whereas Top Of The Rock and the Empire State Building you can walk outside. But that probably wouldn’t effect most people.
  • Pros: very clean, architecturally significant, beautiful views, manageable crowd sizes, great customer service, fast and enlightening elevator, interesting exhibits, cool gift shop, plenty of seating areas and fun activities. Cons: food is expensive, not very good, and there is little variety in the menu, although the restaurant has awesome views, and the cafe is conveniently located. Overall a great experience, whether you live in the New York Metropolitan Area or are a tourist from elsewhere. The One World Observatory is a fun and enlightening place to visit, not ridiculously expensive, and definitely very high up in the sky.
  • Spectacular experience from the elevator up and all the way back down. The visuals are great leading you to the observation deck. They will try to get you to buy an ipad to help you see the names of the buildings you're looking at. Informational, but not necessary. Best time to go is just before sunset - beautiful pictures and you can see the skyline start to light up. Dinner at One World was incredible. Food, service, everything was top notch. I would definitely go back!
  • Paid around $40 to get to the top where a beautiful skyline can be seen. Definitely worth it. In my opinion best time is sunset so you can see both day time and night time. You can buy alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks which is nice if you want to hangout with people or even a date. There’s even a restaurant/bar if you want to be super impressive lol
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