The cradle of modern United States, Philadelphia, is slowly emerging as a destination for the Indian travellers, located midway between New York and Washington. A new observation deck is an added plus.
In 2014, Montparnasse56, the Parisian group specialising in owning and operating observation decks across the world, made its latest acquisition, the One Liberty Observation Deck in Philadelphia in the United States.
One Liberty Observation Deck will be Philadelphia’s first major observation deck attraction, even though there is a small observation deck at the top of Philadelphia’s City Hall. The Observation Deck will be located on the 57th floor of Philadelphia’s iconic One Liberty skyscraper, 883 feet or 269 meters above street level and will not only provide sweeping views of the Philadelphia skyline but also a one-of-a-kind vantage point to take in the continuing evolution of the city known as the birthplace of the United States as a nation.
The One Liberty Observation Deck is set to open in the autumn of this year and will welcome guests from all over the world into the peak of One Liberty Place, the iconic Helmut Jahndesigned skyscraper. As the tallest standing attraction within Philadelphia, the location will present a new view of Philly From The Top. The observatory will offer panoramic views of the cityscape, interactive technology designed to enhance and expand upon pointsof- interest and artistic installations portraying the story of Philadelphia’s past, present and future.
“Philadelphia is quite literally reaching new heights as a world-class destination,” said Jack Ferguson President & CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The introduction of One Liberty Observation Deck exemplifies this and will offer a first-hand view of the evolution of Philadelphia for the many visitors and convention attendees we bring in from across the world.” Echoing the support of the project, Meryl Levitz, President & CEO of Visit Philadelphia remarked, “This is an exciting and significant time for Philadelphia, and the launch of One Liberty Observation Deck is a key addition to the visitor experience.” she continued, “Shortly after the World Meeting of Families and papal visit in September, the city will welcome the Forbes Under 30 Summit in October and the 2016 Democratic National Convention next summer. As Philadelphia prepares to garner the world’s attention, the One Liberty Observation Deck will provide one of the best seats in the house.”
“As Philadelphia continues to expand and thrive, it became quite clear that it was the ideal location to continue our U.S. expansion” said Patrick Abisseror, CEO of Montparnasse 56 Group. “This city is rich in history, culture, art, diversity and entertainment. We are excited to bring a new experience to Philadelphia, as it has long been on our radar as a destination that offers such a vast visitor experience, but nowhere to go to take it all in. We truly believe that One Liberty Observation Deck will enhance the fabric of Center City and afford patrons a new and exciting way to view this modern renaissance city.”
Evan Evans, General Manager of One Liberty Observation Deck added “Philly has amazing stories to tell to locals and visitors alike. Sharing it from 883 feet above the city is simply spectacular!” The creative team behind the project sought to include those iconic Philadelphia stories in the brand name, logo and full creative package. Reflecting on the intrinsic patriotism and historical significance of the City, while acknowledging the gleaming modern and contemporary design of One Liberty Place the final brand package marries the old with the new and fully showcases the eclectic nature of the City and the project.
One Liberty Observation Deck is located on the 57th floor of Philadelphia’s One Liberty skyscraper. The main entrance will be from the south side of Market Street between 15th and 16th streets. Visitors will enter on the first floor, take an escalator or elevator to the second floor for ticketing, and then take an elevator to the observation deck. One Liberty is located across the street from the main commuter transportation hub (Suburban Station) which provides easy access from regional rail trains and subway service, as well as a one-stop connection to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station.
Regular operating hours are not finalized, but will be approximately 9 am until 11 pm seven days a week. A full holiday schedule has not yet been announced. One Liberty Observation Deck will provide visitors will opportunities to view Philadelphia from the top during the day, at sunset, and late into the night. This will be a significant new evening attraction for Philadelphia visitors. Visitors are recommended to plan for 45-60 minutes for the complete experience.
Youth (3-11) $14
Fast Pass $38 Adult, $28 Youth
Sun & Stars (2 visits in 48 hrs)
$26 Adult, $20 Youth