New York company picked to run WTC observation deck

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center (Credit: One World Trade Center (Getty Images))

Legends Hospitality LLC, which is owned by the Dallas Cowboys, the Yankees and an investment fund, has been selected to run the observation deck atop One World Trade Center.

The observation deck will give an estimated 3.8 million annual visitors a view from 1,250 feet above ground, and will bring in $875 million in revenue to the Port Authority over its 15-year least, officials said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the decision with Gov. Chris Christie, said the move "builds on the tremendous progress we have made at the World Trade Center ... and marks the continued rebirth of Lower Manhattan."

One World Trade Center is expected to open in 2014.

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