A spectacular new observatory atop Manhattan
Symbol of the strength of character of New Yorkers, the observatory of the new World Trade Center is about to open its doors to the public. It is a real rebirth, after more than a decade marked by the trauma of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The return of a Manhattan landmark
It is a clean design 104-story glass construction that eventually replaced the Twin Towers that fell 14 years ago. Called One World Trade Center, the new 546,2m skyscraper is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The general public is about to be able to discover the iconic new tower, with the opening on May 29, 2015 of the observatory located on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors.
A breathtaking panorama
At over 380 meters in height, visitors will enjoy panoramic views of breathtaking New York City, from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building, via the Brooklyn Bridge. On a clear day, it will be possible to see up to 80 kilometers around. The more adventurous will be able to walk on a giant porthole, broadcasting images in real time of the streets below and of the traffic.
Thrills in the lift
To get to the observatory, visitors will have to take a vertiginous elevator, an exceptional journey that alone is worth a visit to One World Trade Center. With 102 floors climbed in 47 seconds, it is one of the fastest elevators in the world. The cabin is entirely covered with LED screens showing an original time-lapse, retracing the development of New York. The heart of Manhattan has finally started beating again, to offer its visitors a unique experience!