World Trade Center Observatory

Bro P is in town so we’re doing some NYC touristy sight-seeing. Brother duo doing much more than me, but I tagged along for the WTC observatory. Clam was keen enough in his reading to get us up there at sunset, which is ridiculously beautiful. We did it once in Dublin and Chicago, but I think our temporary hometown has been the best, of course.

Here’s a taste.

IMG_20151121_162528677

Sunset over Statue of Liberty

IMG_20151121_153055406

World Trade Center Observatory

IMG_20151121_162543846IMG_20151121_162301474IMG_20151121_162252461IMG_20151121_162804980

IMG_20151121_165953170

World Trade Center Memorial from high above

I didn’t expect to be this awed, but I’m glad we did this.

When to go: 30 minutes before sunset.
What you’ll expect: You line up 15 minutes before your allotted time. Lines are pretty fast. There is a metal detector. There is also a bit of a “journey through the times” as you meander in the bedrock below ground. The elevator ride is super smooth, and as you go up, it shows NYC growing through the times, which is also really cool. Then at the top you get to see a very cool movie collage of NYC life and then a surprise! You’ll have o And then you get ushered into the other area to see a 360 view of even more amazing-ness.

Good times.