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Dine Near the Top of One World Trade Center When the Observatory Opens May 29

Here's a glimpse at what the three dining venues in the One World Observatory will look like.

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This morning came the news that One World Observatory, on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of One World Trade Center, will officially open to the public on May 29. Besides ultra-fast Sky Pods (aka elevators), a high-tech "See Forever Theatre," and the observatory itself, the space will feature three dining options on the 101st floor, plus a 9,300-square-foot event space to accommodate as many as 300 people on the 102nd floor.

These are the restaurants that could have been run by Danny Meyer, but alas that was not to be. Instead they're operated by Legends Hospitality, a group primarily responsible for the concessions at various stadiums, including Yankee Stadium. As renderings show, the three adjacent spaces are divided into a "Marketplace" cafe area, serving what look like premade sandwiches and the like, a "Bar & Grille," which looks like mostly a bar, and a restaurant proper. These may not hold a candle to Windows on the World, but they do come with killer views.

For a better sense of what's in store, here's a full animated walk-through. The restaurant tour starts around the 3:30 mark:

TAKE THE TOUR from One World Observatory on Vimeo.

One World Observatory

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