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Jaw-dropping One World Trade Center observatory opened for a preview

Posted: 7:06 PM, Apr 02, 2013
Updated: 2013-04-02 19:31:40-04

The view from the 100th floor of One World Trade Center is breathtaking.  Tuesday, the Port Authority and the developers of the building gave a select group a preview tour of what it will be like once the observatory deck is completed.

It will offer visitors the sweeping panoramas of the City, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and more.

WTC view

Port Authority Chairman, David Samson said “We expect this to be the Yankee Stadium of observation decks.”

On the tour, visitors will start by listening to audio about the building’s history in the lobby. Then elevators will transport visitors up to the 102nd floor. It will take only 60 seconds to arrive to the top.

Port Authority Chairman David Samson said: “We expect this to be the Yankee Stadium of observation decks.”

Right now, One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the city. Once completed in early 2014, the tower will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third tallest in the world.  The observation deck is expected to open in 2015 and will cost visitors around $25, what it now costs to go to the top of the Empire State Building.