Thursday, June 18, 2015

The One World Observatory

There's a new attraction in town that includes breathtaking views of the city from 1,250 feet above ground. The One World Observatory opened to the public at the end of May 2014, and includes the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors.

The One World Observatory offers expansive, 360-degree views in all directions, taking in the iconic sights, surrounding waters and panoramic views of the city and beyond. Manhattan is laid out in front of you while another window features an aerial view of Ellis Island the Statue of Liberty. 

The Global Welcome Center includes a generated world map of visitors and two videos. "Voices" features stories from the people who built the Freedom Tower, while "Foundations" highlights the construction of the tallest building in the United States.

Even the elevators have a unique twist to them. Called the "Sky Pods", the elevators race to the 102nd flood in less than 60 seconds and feature LED screens that broadcast a time-lapse view of NYC development from the 1600s to 2015. City Pulse global ambassadors will guide guests through important landmarks and the history of the city. 

Visitors can enjoy the view from 9am to midnight, the last ticket is sold at 11.15pm during the summer. More info and book your tickets here.

To get there from the Salisbury Hotel via subway: Walk to 57th St. & 7th Avenue, and take the downtown R train to Cortlandt Street.

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