One Liberty Observation Deck Announces Opening Date

You'll soon have access to the tallest standing attraction in Philadelphia.

Courtesy of One Liberty Observation Deck

Courtesy of One Liberty Observation Deck

You’ve likely seen promo photos of the view from the shiny new observation deck on the 57th floor of One Liberty aka Philly From the Top, but up until now the general public hasn’t been able to gain access to the sky-high attraction. This week, operators are finally announcing an opening date: Saturday, November 28th at 10 am, just in time to take family and friends who may be visiting over Thanksgiving weekend.

The observation deck was created by Montparnasse 56, the same team behind Chicago’s John Hancock Tower and the Montparnasse 56 Tower in Paris. The attraction is billed as the tallest standing attraction in Philadelphia, rising 883 feet in the air. Once there (it’s a whip-fast, 75-second elevator ride to the top) you’ll be treated to a 360-degree view of Philadelphia — from the busy streets of Center City to, well, as far as the eye can see.

If the view isn’t enough for you, there are some more interactive elements, like listening stations and touch-screens that give you a more-zoomed-in view of what you’re seeing around you. A quirky Benjamin Franklin statue seemingly stretches from the lower level all the way to the top (photo of his boots above).

One Liberty Observation Deck will be open 365 days a year, from 10 am to 10 pm. Tickets are $19 for adults, and can be purchased at the door or online here after opening.

(h/t Visit Philly)