The One World Observatory offers a unique experience different from any other observatory experience. Located at the top of Western Hemisphere's tallest building, the 1,776-foot tall One World Trade Center building, the observatory is spread across floors 100, 101, and 102. The observatory provides 360-degree views of the most iconic sites of New York City, NY the skyline, and the waters that surround the city. Even if visitors make the trip to One World Observatory only to find zero visibility, there's no need to worry. The observatory provides visitors with an invitation to return on a day with better visibility.
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Situated on the 101st floor of the One World Trade Center, the ONE Dine restaurant overlooks the busy main Observation Floor. The restaurant offers a seasonally inspired menu that is complimented by local draft beers, small production wines, and hand-crafted cocktails. ONE Dine is open on Thursday to Monday, and it's strongly suggested to make a reservation.
At ONE Mix, guests can celebrate the city of New York with delicious artisanal food, spirits, and wine. Serving an array of small plates, each inspired by one of New York City's five boroughs, the food at ONE Mix offers an authentic taste of one of the most visited cities in the world. The food and hand-crafted cocktails are created by mixologists and chefs that call New York City home. ONE Mix is open every day of the week, and no reservation is needed.
The winter season bring a variety of unique experience to the One World Observatory. One World Explorer offers a unique look at the surrounding city of New York. The hand-held augmented reality tour features the city's significant landmarks with a holiday twist. Guests can learn about the interesting history of the holidays in New York City through several informative and fun videos that coincide and react with the view.
The Glacier Cave is another fascinating addition to the observatory during the winter. Visitors can wander their way through an underground magical winter grotto after following Ollie, a snow owl, on his journey to visit the world's greatest landmarks. Adults and kids of all ages alike will feel as if they have been transported to a whimsical world that leads to the some of the world's fastest elevators, the Snowy SkyPods.
Visitors can enjoy the thrill of a snowfall while taking a ride in the Western Hemisphere's fastest elevators above the sparkling skyline of New York City. The SkyPod elevators travel at a speed of around 23mph to level 102 in only forty-seven seconds. A fascinating video shows the evolution of the city, providing a unique experience that both surprises and delights guests.
Another winter treat at the One World Observatory is the Giant Snow Globe. Visitors will marvel at the giant snow globe featuring the famous skyline of New York City, and possibly enjoy one of the best selfie moments. Mechanized fans blow "snow" through the glass sphere, as it softly falls over a replica of the One World Trade Center and Ollie with the view of Manhattan in the background.
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