Start your visit to One World Observatory with a walking tour of the World Trade Center for a more special and complete experience that includes a visit to The 9/11 Memorial and lets you experience some of the smaller but no less important memorials in the area that you would likely miss on your own like; The 9/11 Cross, The 11 Tears Memorial and the The Bell of Hope.
As you explore the World Trade Center area, you'll also visit St. Paul's Chapel,The Fireman's Memorial, Brookfield Place and you'll get inside brand new Oculus. You'll be amazed by the size, beauty and futuristic atmosphere of this 4 billion dollar structure housing New York City's third largest transportation hub and home to The Westfield Mall which is helping to drive the economic resurgence of Lower Manhattan. Your guide will show how each of the buildings and structures of the new complex were carefully planned and symbolically designed to include visual elements that make them part of the 9/11 Memorial that stands at their center.
When its time to enter One World Observatory your guide will show you to the entrance and prepare you to board the high speed "Sky Pod" elevators that will lift you over 100 floors in less than a minute as you enjoy an entertaining and informative HD video presentation that you will not soon forget. When you look out from the observation deck at NYC and beyond you'll see more than just great views.
Walking tour lasts approximately 2 hours and the visit to the observatory takes approximately 1.5 hours depending on your pace.