Scared of Heights? WTC Observation Deck Not for Faint of Heart


world-trade-center-observation-deck[Video below.] When the World Trade Center was destroyed in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, New York City lost one of its most iconic tourist attractions and places for visitors from around the world to view the skyline, the Observation Deck.

But, after years of planning and construction, One World Trade Center has risen to be the city’s tallest building again, bringing with it plans for a state of the art observatory.

The plans for One World Observatory, which will occupy floors 100-102 of One World Trade Center, were put on display today by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Over the sound of drilling and the movement of workers wiping down the floor-to-ceiling windows, Observatory officials painted a picture of what they say will be more of an experience than simply a place to check out the view.

“Not only will the views be spectacular, but every guest will be educated, informed, and entertained from the time they arrive at our front door until they depart the building,” said Dave Checketts, chairman and CEO of Legends, the hospitality group developing and in charge of the observation deck.

Legends has agreed to pay $875 million over 15 years for its involvement in the project.

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{Andy Newscenter}