Travelers looking to experience life on the top of the world need look no further than ..
Travelers looking to experience life on the top of the world need look no further than the spire of one world observatory. The tallest building in the western hemisphere, this lower manhattan skyscraper has a high-speed elevator that shoots visitors straight to the 102nd floor in less than 60 seconds. Impressive time-lapse technology showcases the transformation of the city from the 1500s to modern day as guests make their ascent. The major attraction, known as the discovery level, is located on the 100th floor of one world observatory. Visitors say the 360-degree views highlight the best of manhattan and offer impressive looks at surrounding waterways and iconic city skyline. Several high-tech installations provide travelers with the unique experience of zeroing in on specific neighborhoods or checking out real-time footage of streets far below.