Starting May 29, visitors to the One World Trade Center will get the opportunity once again to see New York City and surrounding areas along the Hudson River, this time from the One World Observatory. Located on floors 100, 101 and 102 of the tallest building in this part of the world, the observatory in addition to offering miles and miles of panoramic views will also provide fine dining options and exhibitions. Prior to official opening for the public, it will be open for free viewing on May 26 for NYC school students, May 27 for workers that helped build One World Trade Center, and May 28 an open house for the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.
All three levels are available for guests to explore and the tour starts with a pre-show video program at the Global Welcome Center that tells personal stories of men and women who helped built One World Trade Center and Foundations. After that guests take a speedy 60-second ride on elevators named, Sky Pods, to the 102nd floor. During the ride guests get to watch on large LED screens the story of NYC and the development of its famous skyline from 1600s to today, a breathtaking time lapse experience. The 102nd floor is the home to See Forever Theater, it presents a two-minute video in 3D video format life in NYC using bird’s eye imagery, time-lapse shots with abstract textures and patterns.
The 100th floor is the home to Main Observatory and it comes with an interactive skyline “concierge” named, City Pulse. By using HD video monitors, City Pulse allows guests to connect with iconic landmarks and neighborhoods of NYC. To help and answer guest’s enquiries, there will be global ambassadors positioned near City Pulse area, outfitted in gesture recognition technology they are able to summon images to the screens to provide close up views and personalized recommendations. There is also a 14-foot wide circular disc named, Sky Portal, once guests are on it an unforgettable experience awaits them, real time view of HD footage of the streets below 1,250 feet.
The 101st floor is the home to three different dining options that include casual café food and fine-dining. On the 102nd floor, catering is available on a 9,300 square-foot area with a capacity to host 300. This premier area perhaps is perfect to host weddings and meetings, as it offer floor-to-ceiling uninterrupted views, high-end décor and an exclusive state-of-the-art sound system, and HD projection capabilities.
Tickets for One World Observatory are now available for purchase online at oneworldobservatory.com priced $32 for adults, children $26 and senior citizens $30. Admission for children aged 5 and under are free with a ticket. Complimentary admission is available for 9/11 family members and rescue and recovery workers.
Source: Luxury Launches