Joining the ranks of the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, One World Observatory, the $100 million, three-story attraction atop One World Trade Center, offers breathtaking views of New York City and beyond. But there’s more than just views here—and there should be, given the $32 ticket price—from dazzling, high-tech elevators to fine dining. The observatory opens to the public on May 29, but we got a sneak peek inside what will certainly be one of the city’s most-visited sites, expected to attract between three and four million viewers annually. Read on to see some of the observatory’s unique features and, yes, more of those incredible views.
By Michael Alan Connelly