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One World Trade Center

Location: 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007

This 104-story, the 1,776-foot-tall building is the Western hemisphere’s tallest skyscraper (and the sixth tallest in the world). Designed by David Childs of the firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, One WTC starts at ground level with a traditional square base, but as it rises, the edges are pared away, yielding a distinctive eight-sided tower composed of a series of soaring isosceles triangles, and topped by a 408-foot spire. Built on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center, the structure is formerly known as the "Freedom Tower" includes restaurants and the One World Observatory for the public, as well as plenty of commercial office space.

With entrances on all 4 sides of the building, One WTC has been designed to smoothly integrate traffic of visitors & office tenants.  The cubic base has a footprint identical to the original Twin Towers.  The surface of the base is clad in more than 2,000 pieces of shimmering prismatic glass.  The tower ascends 69 stories — its edges cut back to form 8 isosceles triangles, a perfect octagon at center.   It culminates in a square, glass parapet at the crown, its crystalline form creating a vibrant effect, as light refracts like a kaleidoscope, changing throughout the day.  The “One World Observatory” is an enclosed observation deck rising 1,250 ft. above street level.  The crown of One WTC is a 408-foot spire — consisting of a mast and a communication platform ring.  At night, a beacon at the top sends out a horizontal light beam, which can be seen from miles away.

There are a million things to experience in New York City and only one way to truly see them all. Start by ascending to the top of the building--SkyPod Elevators climb 102 stories in only 47 seconds!! Explore innovation and inspiration at One World Trade Observatory, located in the top three floors of One World Trade Center. Planning ahead shouldn’t mean risking unpredictable weather or jeopardizing a stunning look at New York City. On the rare occasion of zero visibility, they’ve got you covered. If you’ve planned a trip to the World Trade Center Observatory, they’ll make certain you don’t miss Manhattan’s most exceptional skyline view, with an invitation to come back on a day with better conditions. That’s their See Forever™ Commitment.

Set on the 101st floor with breathtaking views of the Hudson and East Rivers and Midtown Manhattan, One Dine features a specially curated menu complemented by small-production wines, a fine selection of local NY draft beers and handcrafted cocktails. Dine with a view and take in the sights of the City from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Reservations strongly recommended.

Another dining option is One Mix where guests can enjoy shareable plates as well as thoughtfully sourced and crafted selections of burgers, sandwiches, seasonal salads, and bar snacks. Specialty cocktails, microbrews, and wines by the glass highlighting local distilleries, breweries, and wineries are served in a casual atmosphere. Guests are accommodated on walk in basis and reservations are not accepted.

No visit to New York would be complete without a stop at One World Trade Center. Just hop on our Downtown Tour and hop off at Stop #11 City Hall, it’s a short walk from there.


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