The view from New York's One World Trade Center

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The observatory of New York's One World Trade Center - built on the site of the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks - opens for visitors later this month.

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The tower is the tallest in the western hemisphere, and the fourth tallest worldwide
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The lift to the 102nd floor takes just 48 seconds
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Panoramic views of the city can be seen
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As can some of the city's most famous landmarks
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One feature is a platform streaming live video of the streets below
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The entrance shows footage of some of those who built the skyscraper
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Technology features heavily - these monitors offer a virtual tour of the city below
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Between three and four million visitors are expected each year