Throughout the planet we can find truly amazing viewpoints . In Vuela Viajes we have told you about some of them, such as the Tilt viewpoint in Chicago, which has a platform that slopes outwards; or the Chamonix Sywalk, a kind of glass box located 4,000 meters high in the Alps. The one that we are going to show you below today may not be as dizzying as these two, but the truth is that it has an important symbolic factor.
We are talking about the One World Observatory , located in the One World Trade Center, the building erected where, before the attacks of September 11, the twin towers were located. Opened this week, this vantage point offers stunning views of New York City. Do you want to discover more details? Well, be very attentive to what we tell you below!
An icon of New York
Some viewpoints have become the main tourist attractions in the destinations where they are located and this is possibly what will happen with the One World Center observatory in New York City, which will undoubtedly become an icon of the Big Apple . In fact, from the management company it is expected that there will be about 10,000 visitors on good days.
The One World Trade Center
Almost 14 years have passed since the “9/11” attacks and we can already say that the skyscraper that has been built in the place where the Twin Towers were located is finished. And it is that yesterday the Observatory World Center was opened to the public, which is located 380 meters high and offers impressive views of the city, including some of the most emblematic monuments, such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the UN headquarters, Times Square, Wall Street or the Brooklyn Bridge. At 542 meters high, the One World Trade Center has become the tallest building in the United States. It has 12 escalators and 71 elevators, including five that go up to the viewpoint and that have been a real engineering challenge, since they travel at almost 37 kilometers per hour, or what is the same, they go up to the 120th floor in 60 seconds. Incredible, don’t you think?
Focusing on the viewpoint, which is located on floors 100, 101 and 102, we have to say that some of the newest technologies have been incorporated into it. For example, visitors will be able to experience an interactive tour thanks to a circular disc displaying high-definition real-time images of the streets of Manhattan. Another thing that is striking is that, after passing the entrance through the optical reader, it offers a greeting in the visitor’s language, illuminating the country of origin on a gigantic globe. Another interesting space is Voices , which offers recordings of architects, engineers and workers recounting the construction process. On the other hand, the elevators that lead to the viewpoint have screens that, during the journey, show Manhattan in different stages of history: first a meadow, then hills and houses and, finally, skyscrapers. Of course, as you can imagine, being able to enjoy the viewpoint is not free. In fact, tickets for the observatory are $ 32.
Then we leave you with our gallery , where you can see more images of the new viewpoint of the One World Trade Center. Do not miss it!
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