The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved the selection of Legends Hospitality, LLC (Legends) to develop and operate the observation deck at the top of One World Trade Center.
One World Observatory will provide visitors with spectacular views of New York City and the surrounding region from approximately 1,250 feet high in the air. The venue is projected to draw an estimated 3.8 million annual visitors to the top of what is the tallest building in New York and soon will be the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere. The 120,000 square foot facility is scheduled to open in early 2015 and will occupy floors 100-102 at One WTC.
Visitors will board one of five dedicated state-of-the-art elevators that will be among the fastest lifts in the world to ascend to the top of the building in approximately 60 seconds. The venue will feature cutting-edge digital technology, dining options, a gift shop, special events space and a theater where visitors will learn about the building of One WTC.