One World Trade Center opens observatory to public
Visitors look out over city streets from the One World Observatory at One World Trade Center in New York, N.Y. on May 29, 2015.
By MSNBC staff and Rachel Kleinman
Now you can see New York City like never before.
Manhattan’s One World Trade Center, also known as the “Freedom Tower,” opened its observatory to the public Friday, welcoming visitors from around the world to breathtaking views of the Big Apple.
Acrophobes beware: The observatory is on levels 100, 101 and 102 of the building, which stands a significant 1,776 feet tall — a nod to the year 1776, when John Hancock et al. signed the Declaration of Independence.
Admission tickets cost $32 for adults, $26 for kids ages 6-12, and $30 for senior citizens. Family members of those who died in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, and those who worked on rescue and recovery efforts can enter free of charge.