NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — From the top of One World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest building, it really does seem as if you can “see forever.”
Those two words are the motto of the center’s new observatory that opens May 29, offering spectacular, wraparound views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty to the Atlantic Ocean.
But even when the 1,776-foot building disappears into the clouds, there are still plenty of high-tech videos and multimedia displays that reflect the hope and optimism of a building and a city that rose from the ruins of the nation’s deadliest terror attack.
PHOTOS: Tour Of 1 WTC Observation Deck
CBS2’s Dick Brennan got a tour Wednesday from Dave Checketts, chairman and chief executive officer of Legends – which runs the observatory.
“These views from the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere are the best part of the show,” Checketts said.
The windows in the observatory are 30 feet tall, he said.