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Observatory at One World Trade Center opens to public

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NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a new bird’s eye view of the city.

The observatory at the top of One World Trade Center is officially opening to the public on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Visitors will get a view of the city and its surroundings from above 1,250 feet and stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty to the Atlantic Ocean.

The building is the nation’s tallest, at 1,776 feet.

Tickets are $32 for adults and $26 for children, ages 6 to 12. Admission is free for family members of those who died on Sept. 11, as well as those who worked in the rescue and recovery.

Officials expect 3 million to 4 million visitors a year. Tickets can be bought online.