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One World Trade Center observatory opens May 29

Rendering of One World Observatory.

Rendering of One World Observatory. Photo Credit: One World Observatory

Want to go up 100 stories at One World Trade Center and gaze out across the city? You're in luck.

The observatory at the top of One World Trade Center is set to open on May 29. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Atop the tallest building in the western hemisphere, One World Observatory will offer a panoramic view of New York City as well as exhibits, a sit-down restaurant and innovative technology on floors 100, 101 and 102.

The main observatory, located on the 100th floor, will include an interactive skyline "concierge," allowing guests to connect with the iconic sites and surrounding neighborhoods they observe from above. Guests will also be invited to step onto a 14-foot wide circular disc that will provide an unforgettable view.

"From sweeping panoramic views, to innovative interactive exhibits, to world-class dining options, we expect One World Observatory to be the premier destination and attraction in New York City for both tourists and local residents," said David Checketts, chairman and chief executive officer of legends, operator of the observatory.

In the days leading up to the grand opening, the observatory will invite school students and workers who helped build One World Trade Center to get a first look.

Admissions will be administered by the 9/11 Tribute Center, a project of the September 11th Families' Association. One World Observatory will also offer complimentary admission to 9/11 family members and the rescue and recovery workers who responded on 9/11 and during the following months.

Admission for adults ages 13-64 will be $32. Tickets for children 6 to 12 will be $26, and admissions for seniors ages 65 and older will be $30. Kids 5 and under will be admitted at no charge but must have a ticket to enter.


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