One World Observatory to reopen to visitors in November | amNewYork

One World Observatory to reopen to visitors in November

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One World Observatory will officially reopen next month at limited capacity.

Located at One World Trade Center, 117 West Street, One World Observatory sits on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere – on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the One World Trade Center building. The Observatory will reopen on Sunday, Nov. 1 and again on Saturday, Nov. 7. The Observatory will resume two-day weekend operations starting Saturday, Nov. 14 with adjusted hours of operation from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Observatory will operate at a maximum of 25% capacity and ticketing will be timed to minimize queues and offer a seamless, socially distant onsite experience. Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance of arrival at www.oneworldobservatory.com.

“For many months we’ve been looking forward to the day when we would be able to welcome guests back to One World Observatory,” said Delfin Ortiz, General Manager of One World Observatory. “We are thrilled that time has come, and we are again able to offer visitors the opportunity to reconnect with the greatest city in the world and create unforgettable memories from our unmatched vantage point in Lower Manhattan.”

The staff at the Observatory is committed to keeping guests safe upon reopening. Regular cleaning and disinfecting will take place, and mask wearing and social distancing will be enforced. Additional information can be found on the Health & Safety Procedures page. 

Visitors will be treated to the famous SkyPod™ Elevator experience, which transports them to the 102nd floor in 60 seconds. Customers that purchase an “All-Inclusive” experience are guaranteed the exclusive (private) use of a SkyPod™ Elevator traveling up and down the tower.

Guests will also be able to enjoy premier dining high above Manhattan’s spectacular skyline at ONE Dine Restaurant and Bar, which will feature seasonally inspired fall favorites and signature beverages. Reservations are currently being accepted for ONE Dine and are highly encouraged due to seating limitations. The SEE FOREVER™ theater remains closed at this time.

COVID-19 frontline workers and first responders will receive free admission to the Observatory through Dec. 31, 2020 when accompanied by a paying guest. The Observatory will also continue its ongoing discount for active and retired members of the US military, as well as its complimentary admission for 9/11 family members, rescue and recovery workers. Tickets must be secured at the box office and a valid work ID must be presented.

“The long-anticipated reopening of One World Observatory is welcome news for visitors to the World Trade Center campus,” said Kevin O’Toole, Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “We are excited to see operations safely resume so that guests will once again be able to enjoy the unparalleled views and incredible dining experience available at the Observatory.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.oneworldobservatory.com.

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