One World Observatory will officially open to the public on May 29th 2015. Just before the opening, the One World Observatory will thank the city of New York by hosting free preview days. On May 26th local school children will be invited to see the observatory, 27th May is for the workers who helped to build One World Trade Center, On May 28th they will host an open house for the general public on a first come first served basis.
The view from the Observatory is an inspiring and an unparalleled opportunity to experience New York City. From panoramic views, to innovative interactive exhibits, to world class dining options the Observatory is expected to become a premier destination and attraction in the city.
Being the tallest building on its side of the world, if offers viewing from the 100, 101 and 102 floors. A customized guest experience will complement the breath taking view with the exhibits and dining options. Upon entering the guests will be greeted at the Global Welcome Center, where a large video board feature salutations in different languages. A pre show program tells the personal stories of the men and women who built the One World Trade Center, and displays facts about the foundation on which the building stands. Visitors can then board one of the five Sky Pods to ascend to the 102nd floor in just 60 seconds making them the fastest in the world. With HD monitors the guests can enjoy high definition footage of the streets below.
The One World Observatory will offer complimentary admissions to 9/11 family members and the rescue and recovery workers that responded to the call for help. Guest admission for 13yrs-64yrs will be $32, 6yrs-12yrs will be $26, senior citizens above the age of 65 will pay $30. Children under the age of five can enter free but need to purchase a ticket to enter. Special discounts will also be offered to active and retired members of the US military.
The entrance to the One World Observatory is located on the West Plaza alongside West Street at the North West corner of the World Trade Center site.