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Chick-fil-A's FiDi restaurant, the company’s biggest, is now open

Chick-fil-A's fourth stand-alone Manhattan location opened Thursday in the Financial District, with five stories and a rooftop terrace where customers can eat their fried chicken sandwiches overlooking One World Trade Center.

The fast-food giant — known for its crispy poultry, Sunday closures and its CEO's stated views on gay marriage — advertised the restaurant at 144 Fulton St. as its largest ever in September, a milestone confirmed by a company spokesman on opening day.

The 12,000-square-foot space features large windows, a skylight and three dining levels that can seat 140 guests, including the roof deck featuring a view of the Freedom Tower. Only four floors are open to the public, with the basement serving as a kitchen for cold food prep.

Take a look at the restaurant's unique features for yourself below:

A rooftop terrace

The eatery's rooftop terrace offers a sweeping view
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The eatery's rooftop terrace offers a sweeping view of One World Trade Center. The view is unlikely to ever change, since the Fulton Street subway station is next door.

A staircase topped by a skylight

The eatery's staircase extends from the fourth level
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The eatery's staircase extends from the fourth level to the ground floor. Above it sits a skylight, which admits natural light into the space.

Three levels of dining space

The restaurant seats 140 people.
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The restaurant seats 140 people.

And a design that pays homage to the Twin Towers

Chick-fil-A's designers have stacked the building with glass
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Chick-fil-A's designers have stacked the building with glass windows, with "elements built into the facade that give a subtle impression of the Twin Towers," said design manager Nathaniel Cates.

White accents to widen the space visually

The new eatery is only 15 feet wide,
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The new eatery is only 15 feet wide, but in order to make it appear bigger, Chick-fil-A's design team has added white accents, like a white wall that extends along the staircase, which is meant to reflect light down from the top floor, Cates said.

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