Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2017.113.1
Dimensions: 43 in X 3.625 in X 0.125 in
Dimensions (Metric): 109.22 cm X 9.2075 cm X 0.3175 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Margaret L. Benner
Brown silk uniform tie with a repeated graphic of the Twin Towers in the clouds and yellow text printed on the diagonal: "OBSERVATION DECK WTC."
At 1,377 feet, the South Tower Observation Deck’s outdoor viewing platform was the highest in the world. On a clear day, one could see for 45 miles in each direction from the Observation Deck. On average, the Observation Deck attracted 1.8 million visitors per year. From the opening day of the Observation Deck in December 1975, through close of business the night of September 10, 2001, approximately 46,350,000 visitors experienced the views from the top of the South Tower.