One World Trade Center Observatory sets admission at $32


The observatory that will open at One World Trade Center just revealed its logo and ticket prices as it gets ready for a Spring 2015 launch. One World Observatory, on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors, will charge $32 for admission for people ages 13 to 64, and there will also be dining options and a bar.

A rendering of World Trade Center Observatory

A rendering of World Trade Center Observatory

The observatory and its facilities will be 125,000 square feet, at 1,250 feet above ground. For children ages 6-12, the fee will be $26 (children five and under will be free but need a ticket); and senior admission (age 65+) will be $30. Complimentary admission will be offered to 9/11 family members and 9/11 rescue and recovery workers, while special discounts will be given to active and retired members of the U.S. military. (The Empire State Building charges $29 for the 86th floor main deck; $46 for access to both the main deck + the 102nd floor observatory.) Here’s what it will look like:

From a press release:

Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the One World Trade Center building, One World Observatory will provide unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters. A customized guest experience will complement the seemingly endless views – which evoke feelings of the city’s signature pride, hope and determination – and include exhibits and dining options, including a sit-down restaurant… Read More »

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FDNY lieutenant gets new home after Sandy destroyed family’s old home

Lisa Mateo, WPIX

STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) – A New York City firefighter and his wife will carry their second child into a brand new home thanks to volunteers who helped them rebuild after Hurricane Sandy destroyed their Staten Island residence.

FDNY Lt. Chris Kotula, his wife Carolyn and their 2-year-old daughter Caelyn will see their new home for the first time Wednesday on the two-year anniversary of the devastating storm.

Just two weeks before the hurricane totally destroyed their home, Kotula and his wife welcomed their first child. Now, their second child will arrive in — hopefully — to a far less stressful scenario. Read More »

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Father Mychal Judge Receives Inaugural St. Francis of Assisi Spiritus Paenitentiae Award


FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge, who was killed on 9/11, was named an inaugural recipient of the St. Francis of Assisi Spiritus Paenitentiae (Spirit of Penance) Award in October.

Andrew J. Reitz, OFM Pastor, holds award honoring FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge

Andrew J. Reitz, OFM Pastor, holds award honoring FDNY Chaplain Father Mychal Judge

Andrew J. Reitz, OFM Pastor and Guardian of Saint Francis of Assisi, holds the award.


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