One World Observatory
Experience a state-of-the-art guest experience that elevates the observation deck from spectacular sightseeing opportunity to inspirational journey. THG, in partnership with Legends, designed and produced this Thea Award-winning attraction after winning an international design competition.
THG, in partnership with Legends, participated in an international design competition before being ultimately selected to design and produce the One World Observatory experience at One World Trade Center. For New Yorkers and people around the globe, One World Trade Center has proven to be much more than a beautiful new skyscraper. It stands as a beacon of hope—a monumental icon of rebirth and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. THG looked to build upon that uplifting story by creating an observatory experience that celebrated the achievement that One World Trade Center represented while also providing an inspirational experience all its own.
The One World Observatory is actually multiple attractions in one, with each attraction building upon the next before leading to the ultimate reveal of the main attraction – spectacular views of the New York skyline. Featured attractions include a time-traveling media elevator, a media tribute to the spirit of New York City, and a ground-breaking gesture-driven media sculpture that allows NYC experts to help guests discover the very best of the city. The entire experience is designed in an impeccably executed contemporary style which complements the modern, sleek architecture of One World Trade Center.
One World Observatory was designated LEED Platinum Certified for Commercial Interiors by the USGBC. It won a 2016 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement and was an Outstanding Achievement winner in the 2015 HOW International Design.
New York, New York, USA
Museums — Observation Deck
2016 Elevator World Project of the Year
2016 Thea Outstanding Achievement