One World Observatory Announces Opening Date April 08 2015


It's official. New York's highly anticipated One World Observatory will open to the public on May 29, 2015.
Sitting on levels 100-102 of the One World Trade Center -- the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere -- it's vying to become the city's hottest new tourist attraction.

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The visit will start on the ground floor at the Global Welcome Center, which will feature greetings in dozens of languages and a world map highlighting the hometowns of what’s expected to be millions of visitors.


Visitors get to the observatory via one of five "Sky Pod" elevators that shoot up to the 102nd floor in fewer than 60 seconds. 

The Main Observatory space on the 100th floor will include an interactive skyline "concierge" known as City Pulse.

It's made up of a ring of HD video monitors that use gesture recognition technology to bring imagery to the screens, allowing guests to find out more about the landmarks and neighborhoods they are viewing at from above.

Admission for adults ages 13-64 will be $32. Children ages 6-12 pay $26 and seniors over 65 can get in for $30. Guests five and under will be admitted at no charge.

Tickets to the One World Observatory are on sale from today on Wednesday, April 8, and are available on the official website