One World Observatory is the observation deck positioned at the top of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Opened in 2015, the observatory is the heart of the revitalization of downtown Manhattan, a hub for city life and tourism.

Offering unparalleled views of New York’s five boroughs, New Jersey, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty, we make for the perfect destination for your group. In addition to this, the Observatory houses many multimedia experiences, such as our SkyPod Elevators, SkyPortal, and our interactive CityPulse presentations that will take your deeper into the history and culture of New York.

Make it a day in Lower Manhattan after your trip to One World Observatory! We highly recommend visiting these nearby destinations.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

North pool of the 9/11 Memorial plaza, Lower Manhattan, New York City
North pool of the 9/11 Memorial plaza, New York City
Credit: Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial

Located next to One World Observatory, the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum is an educational and historical institution honoring the victims and examining 9/11 and its continued global significance. Occupying 8 of the sixteen acres at the World Trade Center, the Memorial & Museum are a tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future. 

Charging Bull Wall Street

The "Fearless Girl" statue,Lower Manhattan, New York City
The “Fearless Girl” statue, New York City
Credit Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Just a short walk over to the Financial District, the Charging Bull stands as an iconic landmark, representing New York City’s status as the financial capital of the world. The piece regained popularity in 2017 with the installation of its counterpart, Fearless Girl, which represents the strength of women in leadership.

Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry during daytime, Lower Manhattan, New York City
Staten Island Ferry, New York City
Credit: Julienne Schaer

Enjoy one of the best views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and, not to mention, One World Trade Center, on the Staten Island Ferry. Today, the Staten Island Ferry services 22 million people a year between its boroughs.

The Oculus

Oculus in Lower Manhattan at night
Credit: Westfield World Trade Center

The Oculus, also known as Westfield World Trade Center, stands as the symbol of peace in Lower Manhattan, with a design creating an abstract vision of a bird released from a child’s hand. Once stepping inside, there are two floors of shopping, food, as well as the downtown transportation hub.

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