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One World Trade Center Opens To The Public

Nearly 14 years after the collapse of the twin towers, the new One World Trade Centre has been reopened to the public on 29th May 2015.

The opening of the observation platform at the top of One World Trade Centre has been one of the most anticipated events in New York. The tower reaches an astonishing 1776 feet high being one of the highest buildings in the Western hemisphere.

The platform is built on three floors (100th, 101st and 102nd). The view is 381 meters high, unsurprisingly, breath-taking. For reference, the observation platform of the Empire State Building is located at 373 meters and the Rockefeller Centre is 259 meters.

Five lifts 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 1600s to the present, as if it was outside the ascent in a glass cube.

The 100th floor, has a 360 degree panoramic view of the city, including the George Washington Bridge and all of Brooklyn. Unfortunately individuals cannot go outside like the “Top of the World” old twin towers.

To get an overview of what you can expect, please see: https://player.vimeo.com/video/109935205?color=e8f2f7

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