This is an amazing virtual tour of One Freedom Center. Don't miss it!
Nearly 14 years after the collapse of the twin towers, the
new One World Trade Center tower finally opened to the public on May 29th.
The opening of the observation platform at the top of One World Trade Center is undoubtedly the most anticipated event this spring in New York. The tower 1776 feet high (in homage to the year of American independence) is the highest in the Western Hemisphere.
The platform is built on three floors (100th, 101st and 102nd). The
view is 381 meters high, unsurprisingly, breathtaking.
For reference, the observation platform of the Empire State Building
is located at 373 meters and the Rockefeller Center is 259 meters 102 floors in 60 seconds.
The multimedia experience starts on the ground floor. After passing
the security check, visitors will line in a tunnel, where the
foundations of the tower will be exhibited.
Another corridor presents multimedia portraits of men and women who have worked in rebuilding the tower.
Five lifts (Sky pods) transport visitors from 1st to 102nd floor in 60
seconds. They are among the fastest in the world. The walls of the
lifts are LED screens that project images of the New York skyline from the 1600's to the present, as if it was outside the ascent in a glass cube.
At the 102nd floor, we find the theater, "See Forever," which presents a film about the reconstruction of the site and the 101st floor, there are three restaurants.
On the 100th floor, it has a 360 degree panorama of the city. We see
the George Washington Bridge up there and all Brooklyn. One
unfortunately can not go outside while it was permitted at the "Top of the World" old twin towers.
Access to the observatory will be free for the families of the victims
and rescuers. Tickets are $32 for adults and $26 for children.
It is estimated that the observatory will generate revenues of $875
million over 15 years.
A beautiful video: