One World Observatory has announced that its official public opening date will be Friday, May 29th, with tickets on sale today.
In the days leading up to the official public opening, One World Observatory will say a special thank you to New York City by hosting multiple free preview days.
On Tuesday, May 26th, One World Observatory will invite local school students to see the observatory, and on Wednesday, May 27th, the workers that helped build One World Trade Centre will be invited.
On Thursday, May 28th, One World Observatory will host an open house for the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.
The exact details surrounding each event will be announced at a later date.
“On May 29th, One World Observatory will officially open its doors to the public – offering visitors an inspiring and unparalleled opportunity to experience New York City,” said David Checketts, chairman, Legends, operator of the Observatory.
“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.”
Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere – on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the One World Trade Centre building – One World Observatory will provide guests with unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters from above 1,250 feet.
The experience will invite guests to explore all three levels, each equipped with the latest in innovative technology.
The Main Observatory space on the 100th floor will include an interactive skyline “concierge” - City Pulse – that allows guests to deeply connect with the landmarks and neighbourhoods they observe from above.
At City Pulse, global ambassadors will be stationed under a ring of HD video monitors and outfitted in gesture recognition technology, summoning imagery to the screens and providing guests with close-up views and personalised recommendations.
The Observatory is open year round.