The One World building offers a breathtaking 360 degrees view of the city from the 102nd floor. The elevator takes you up these floors in 45 seconds flat. Ears are going to pop for sure. If you pick a good weather day, the view will be worth the expensive tickets.
Despite the Empire State being the most famous one, I would recommend readers to visit the One World Observatory. This newest addition to the list has a much more interactive experience for the visitors. At One World it’s not just about the view from the top. It also includes the experience of reaching that 102nd floor. The elevator that takes you to the top plays a digital view of the surrounding areas at each higher level and also takes you through the history of the city. Once at the top, the Sky Portal, provides a real-time video of the ground below. The panoramic view from the observatory is breathtaking, as one would expect. They also let you rent I-pads with detailed information about every building.