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One World Observatory, New York City
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TripAdvisor
  • Great elevator ride and fantastic 360 panoramic view of New York and surrounding states . You would expect this , timed entrance is good too. What isn't great is the extra selling and waiting to get t...  more »
  • A little expensive and well with the trip to the top. Crazy fast elevator and breathtaking views for miles! If going during a busy season spend the extra money for the VIP pass and go to the front of ...  more »
  • Definitely a must see when visiting New York City. Admission although on the expensive side ( 37 USD ) , but the view from the top is just magnificent. The elevator is also almost an experience worth ...  more »
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  • The entry procedure through security could be better. Once you're through and to the lift it gets better. The lift is phenomenal. The walls are screens which show the city and how it grew, building over the years as you ascend. Really very good. On the way down it goes all Glass Elevator on you (see Charlie and the Chocolate factory reference). The actual observation floor is alright. Lots of people all cramming for room to take photos. Best to see it across sunset as you get daylight pictures and night time shots. The memorial at night time is a truly evocative sight. There is no outside area unlike the Rockefeller or Empire State and the hard sell on the iPad (costs extra) was an annoyance. You do have a view of lots of things in the southern section of the city. You don't see Central Park or much of the northern section. Ultimately I preferred the view from the Rockefeller (Top of the Rock). But they're different beasts and I went up them for different reasons.
  • The views are worth the queues. Buy tickets in advance and you don't have to queue up. The staff were OK. There lifts to the top it takes 20 seconds to get up there. There are queues but they were quicker than expected. The drinks were expensive $5 for water. You can see for miles and all the boroughs. It was amazing.
  • Very Informative! For first timers, this is a must-visit in NY! You'll find most answers to the usual questions from the guide-host up on the 160th floor! (if I remember it right). Best to visit on summer to get a clear 360-degree view of NYC.
  • The view is obviously AMAZING and breathtaking. But whomever designed the observatory had no clue about being able to photograph the view. The glass is horrible and glaring from every angle, and the bottom of the windows where you are not supposed to sit (but all tired tourists do!) keep reflecting into the glass, so you cannot enjoy the clear view that you are promised after spending more than $30 for the experience! I'd say I am mildly disappointed!
  • Amazing. Elevator has graphics when takes you up and down which is the best part of this. Don't miss out to check that elevator out, you will enjoy it. Observatory presentation is very cool and when drapes are taken out , breath taking view of new York city from 101 floor.