Bjorn Koch One World TradeNew York City is home to arguably one of the most memorable and historically recognized skylines. With millions of people bustling about its streets and buildings, the city comes alive at a distance. A diamond with a thousand living, glimmering facets. This storied scenery has undergone drastic changes over the years, but none more triumphant than One World Trade. Risen from the footprints of the Twin Towers, One World Trade has more to offer than its message of remembrance and strength. Some of the finest dining in the city rests atop this massive building, and its as breathtaking as the views.

            This 1,776 ft tall excursion is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, making your meal something more than your usual restaurant experience. With in-house chef’s preparing spectacular meals in One Cafe, One Mix, and One Dine, you’re sure to find something to whet your appetite. Inside such a landmark to New York, it should come as no surprise the cuisine represent all the flavor of the city. A fine dining experience at this location, however, will demand a fine dining price.

            While the views are spectacular from atop this modern marvel, the price to get you from the revolving door your seat can run higher than you’d expect. Lines into the establishments are often surrounded by faux-paparazzi looking to replicate the hollywood experience for anyone willing to pay a little cash before they enter. With a cover of $32 per person, and a tempting $65 fee to cut the lines, you could be looking at nearly $100 of tips and expenses before you even sit down. Taking into account the three course meal usually running $75 per person, this is an expensive night on the town.

            Though the plates may be expensive, it’s difficult to put a price on the experience. With breathtaking views of the city that no other establishment can boast, One World Trade can offer a unique experience to anyone willing to dig a little deeper in their wallet. Though not an establishment to frequent, you may find this memorable monument to New York’s spirit a perfect spot for that special occasion.

Below is a time-lapse of the 11 year construction on One World Trade.