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It Will Cost You $32 to Go to the Top of 1 World Trade Center

By Julie Shapiro | October 28, 2014 4:35pm
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MANHATTAN — Visitors will soon be able to travel to the top of the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere — but it will set you back $32.

One World Observatory will launch in spring 2015 at One World Trade Center, offering sprawling views of the city, New York Harbor and beyond from 1,250 feet above the street, officials announced this week.

Admission will cost $32 for adults, with small discounts for children and seniors.

Ticketholders will be swept up to the observatory — on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors of the tower — by Sky Pod elevators that will make the trip in less than 60 seconds, the observatory said in a press release on Tuesday.

Visitors will be greeted by multimedia exhibits telling the story of the construction of One World Trade Center, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing views in every direction. Guides will be on hand to point out landmarks and answer guests' questions about New York City.

The 120,000-square-foot venue will include a casual cafe, a sit-down restaurant and a space for catered events.

Tickets will be sold for a particular day and time and will be available starting in early 2015. Admission costs $32 for adults, $26 for children ages 6 to 12 and $30 for senior citizens ages 65 and up. Children 5 and under are free.

Family members of 9/11 victims will be able to get in free, as will 9/11 rescue and recovery workers. Members of the U.S. military will receive discounted admission.