One World Trade Center

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General Information

One World Trade Center, also known as ‘Freedom Tower’ is a skyscraper in the World Trade Center complex in New York City, USA. The Skyscraper was built after its namesake was destroyed in an act of terrorism in 2001, it is the centre of the World Trade Center Complex in which multiple new buildings are being/have been built. Construction of the skyscraper started in 2006 and was completed in July 2013. It stands as the tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere and the 6th tallest in the world at 541m, the building is 104 stories high topped by a spike that takes it to 541m. The building's architect was David Childs who had previously designed other skyscrapers across the world, he designed One World Trade Center to a modern style with many progressive safety and security techniques built into the build.

Getting there

To get to One World Trade Center either take the E subway train to ‘World Trade Center’ or the 2, 3, 4 or 5 trains to ‘Fulton St’; by bus take the M20 or M55 services.

Opening Times and Admission

The building is used commercially but is open to visitors every day of the week with its observatory proving popular with sightseers. The observatory is situated at the top of the building and offers stunning views of New York City, it also has areas where you can gain information about the building and also a bar. The observatory is open from 9am-9pm(closing time is reviewed seasonally) and tickets range from 34$ to 80$ depending on the experience you want to receive, such as standard or VIP and whether you’ve booked in advance or on the day.

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Posted: 4 Dec 2018, 23:33

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We visited its observatory, which offers fantastic views but we found it to be very busy and we struggled with the length of the queues but we did attend on a weekend. The price is rather more expensive than the other observatories but it is maybe fair if you consider it is the highest by a fair distance.

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