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Take a tour of One World Trade Center's new observation deck

It's been 13 long years since people stood atop New York City's World Trade Center and soaked in the city's magnificent skyline.

This spring, the hiatus ends. One World Trade Center is opening a new observation deck (dubbed One World Observatory), and they've just released an exclusive video offering a glimpse of what to expect. It's pretty amazing. 

After paying a $32 admission fee, visitors will be whisked up the building's sleek "Sky Pod" elevators -- ascending 1,250ft in a cool 60 seconds -- before arriving at the three-level observatory, which will span the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors.

At the top, they'll enjoy 360-degree, panoramic views, as well as a swanky bar, restaurants, shopping, and an info center they're calling "City Pulse". Also, there'll be an event space for charity galas and corporate events. 

See it all now before it officially opens, right here...

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.