Looks like its height won't be the only thing that's sky-high when it comes to the soon-to-be opened World Trade Center Observatory. Admission prices have been set at a pretty steep price of $32 for anyone wanting to visit the observatory after its scheduled inauguration in spring of 2015. According to the recent announcement and unveiling of the site's logo, One World Observatory will offer visitors what will most likely be the most spectacular views in New York City.
The price of admission buys open access to the three-level observatory, which is located on the building’s 100th, 101st and 102nd floors, as well as a variety of casual and formal dining options. However, visitors to the observatory should prepare for an ultra-high tech, interactive adventure before seeing the actual views. First visitors will be greeted in their native language by a cutting-edge video board, followed by a presentation, Voices of the Building, that describes the structure’s background and construction process.
After the initial presentation, five Sky Pod elevators will then zoom visitors to the observatory in under 60 seconds. In that time period, floor-to-ceiling LED TVs installed in the elevators will show the NYC skyline’s development from its humble past through the present day.
Once in the observatory, yet another high-tech presentation, See Forever, will be shown. Afterwards, guests will be able to finally venture out onto the Sky Portal, a 14-foot-wide circular transparent disc in the floor that will provide a jaw-dropping bird’s eye view of the NYC streets below.
Children ages 6-12 and retirees will be eligible for a discounted price and complimentary admission will be offered to 9/11 family members and 9/11 rescue and recovery workers. Additional discounts will be given to active and retired members of the U.S. military.