Visiting One World Trade Observatory
Our ever expanding Q&A Perks Program recently added One World Observatory as a new partner! As a “welcome to the relationship”, our hotel marketing team was invited to experience this amazing new landmark first hand. Here is everything you need to know before checking out the most remarkable views of Manhattan and beyond:
Opened in May 2015, One World Observatory has hosted over 3 million visitors thus far. That’s just about 95 thousand guests every month! When walking through the ground level exhibits, you can’t miss the glorious LED screen display and special program, Voices, which pays homage to all of the construction workers who assisted with the project. The average construction worker spends anywhere from 3 to 6 months on a project, but the majority of construction workers for One World Observatory spent nine years lending their skills. Also fascinating—a number of these workers’ parents helped with the construction of the original World Trade Center! For another interesting fact, did you know there’s enough concrete in the building to lay sidewalk from Manhattan to Chicago?
On your way up
Pay special attention on your way up because it’ll be over before you know it! It takes approximately 47 seconds from the ground level to reach the 102 floor. One World Observatory hosts the fastest elevators in the Western Hemisphere traveling at 28 mph. While you’re traveling up, the floor to ceiling screens show a variety of NYC attractions from all sightlines.
Visit during the day AND night
The best time to visit One World Observatory is about an hour before sunset. This way you can see 360 degree views of Downtown Manhattan during the day and at night. Take it from us—seeing the sunset over NYC’s skyline is truly something to remember.
Enjoy a cocktail at the bar
After you’ve taken enough photos of Manhattan, Jersey City, Brooklyn and even Long Island, head over to the bar and grab a delightful cocktail. Not only are their cocktails well-crafted and high-end, their wine and beer list is equally as impressive. If you’re lucky, there might be a live band playing while you’re enjoying the city lights at night.
One World Observatory is truly a landmark not to be missed when visiting New York City. Their slogan, “See Forever”, accurately describes the views you’ll experience when walking around the observatory. Whether you’re new or just visiting Lower Manhattan, Q&A Residential Hotel accommodates the needs of today’s business and leisure travelers. Stay a while on your next trip and See Forever while you’re here!