The Port Authority Board of Commissioners recently approved Legends Hospitality, LLC as the developer of the new One World Trade Center observation deck, and released a new video showing some of the space's exciting features. The developers are calling the facility One World Observation, and it will be located at the top of the new One World Trade Center, which is projected to be complete next year. When finished, the new attraction will occupy floors 100-102 of the building and is expected to draw an estimated 3.8 million visitors annually.
Looking at the new renderings and video, the new observation deck seems like it will blow visitors away with a bevy of interactive features. Visitors will first travel through the interactive exhibit, referred to as “Voices of the Building”, where people will be able to learn about the building in a museum-like archeological exhibit. Visitors will then hop on elevators known as “Skypods”, which will shoot passengers up 100 floors in under a minute. At the top, visitors will enjoy the views of a lifetime.
Though the building will serve as a sobering reminder of one of New York’s most tragic memories, One World Observation is meant to provide an honoring, yet fun, experience for those interested in the future of New York’s One World Trade Center. One World Trade Center has also dedicated aspects of these select floors to become event spaces for New York City to enjoy. Hopefully, many fond new memories can be created at this location. May we never forget, but always look forward.