Top of the World Observation Level Reopens
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that Top of the World Observation Level, located at the World Trade Center, will reopen to the public on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The attraction closed to the public on Saturday, March 14, 2020 in response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The observation level will reopen with regulations in place to maintain a safe and healthy environment for staff and visitors. Regular hours of operation for Top of the World Observation Level are: Mondays and Thursdays, 10AM-6PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 10AM-7PM; Sundays 11AM-6PM.
Visitors can expect to find several changes to maintain health and safety. The World Trade Center has implemented traffic patterns for safely entering and exiting the building, with visitors entering on the east side of the building (facing the National Aquarium) and exiting on the west side of the building (facing the Harborplace Pratt Street Pavilion.) Each person entering the World Trade Center must wear a face covering/mask and complete a screening questionnaire by World Trade Center Security to check for symptoms and exposure to COVID-19. One-way traffic flow is enforced throughout the building, and Top of the World Observation Level will have directional and distancing markers throughout the attraction. Visitors may experience longer wait times due to reduced number of visitors allowed in elevators and as staff monitor social distancing at the observation level.
The staff at Top of the World Observation Level will be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to work safely, including hand sanitizer and masks. Each staff member will have their temperature screened before starting their shift. There are separation screens at cash registers and customer service points, as well as hand sanitizer stations available throughout the attraction. The gift shop will remain closed.