One World Trade Center Tickets
The One World Trade Center, or the Freedom Tower, stands where once the Twin Towers stood. Occupying the northwest corner of the original World Trade Center site, the Freedom Tower is now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Construction of the One World Trade Center began in April 2006 and was completed in July 2013. Standing at a height of 1,776 feet, the One World Trade Center is the sixth tallest building in the world.
One World Trade Center Observatory
The Observatory on the World Trade Center is spread over three floors, 100, 101 and 102. The skypod elevators that take you to the 100th floor is one of the fastest elevators in the world. As you ride up the elevator, LED screens bring the history of New York to life. Once you reach the observatory, you will be greeted by stunning views of the city. On certain days, the view is clear up to 50 miles.
Views include Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean. Another popular feature of the observatory is the Sky Portal, a platform that offers views of the ground below and makes you feel like you’re walking on air.
One World Trade Center Facts
- The One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the US at 1,776 feet.
- This also makes it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the 6th tallest in the world.
- The height is a reference to the year 1776 when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed.
- There are a total of 71 elevators in the building with five of them being express elevators that travel at a top speed of more than 36.5 kilometers (22.5 miles) per hour.
One World Trade Center Address
285 Fulton Street, located in the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. The building stands at the corner of West and Vesey Streets
One World Trade Center Opening Hours
The One World Trade Center is open daily from 9 AM to 9 PM.