One World Observatory – One World Trade Center, New York City, USA

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The sixth-tallest in the world, the One World Trade Center also known as One WTC/ 1 WTC is the current main building of the rebuilt World Trade center complex in Lower Manhattan.
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From afar, the One WTC is a standout not only for its height but for the over-all design, a crystalline form that somehow reflects and capture every movement of the surrounding area and best seen when the facade is refracted by light or when the building appears as one with the sky.
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The building main observation deck, One World Observatory or also known as Discovery Level located at 100th floor provides a 360 degree view of other New York iconic buildings and the surrounding waters. It is the best observatory to see the Brooklyn Bridge from above.

Some might say that another $32 entrance fee for another observatory experience might not be worth it, but for the elevator ride to the top and for the See Forever Theater, I believe the price is worth it.

After you exited the elevator, all visitors are requested to stop for a moment and watch a two minute video time lapse that showcase the pattern and pulse that makes NYC one of a kind. I would say that the collective applause after the video presentation and once they unveiled the observatory magnificent view is one of the most memorable feeling I had during the whole trip.
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In every sense, the One World Trade Center including the Observatory is an important structure that symbolises rebirth and revival while acknowledging the importance of the adjacent 911 Memorial.
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I believe that a visit to the One World Trade Center will have more meaning by visiting the 911 Memorial Museum and the Memorial Plaza first, a way of honoring the past and the people who lost their lives.
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5 thoughts on “One World Observatory – One World Trade Center, New York City, USA

  1. Lovely, lovely images. I have not been to the City since before 9/11. I’m sure the memorial, and indeed, One World Trade Center, will be powerful experiences when I get there. Thank you for sharing.

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