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Taking in the scene from The Edge at Hudson Yards, on a hazy and overcast day...


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Old Posted Sep 9, 2020, 12:12 AM
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The Edge , viewed from the Empire State...


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Old Posted Sep 10, 2020, 1:20 AM
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Wow, great pics of the Edge Observatory! I have to get up there, before the tourist hordes come back.
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2020, 1:48 AM
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Wow, great pics of the Edge Observatory! I have to get up there, before the tourist hordes come back.
That's what I've been trying to do, and loving it. Over the past month or so, I've gone to Top of the Rock, the Edge, and the Empire State. And from what I've noticed, it's primarily New Yorkers getting out and seeing things (as they should). But one important thing I've noticed is that while the Empire State and 30 Rock are still calm (the ESB without the crowds was a GREAT experience), the Edge, even at reduced capacity, is still seeing crowds. And that's where the difference from the tourists comes in. The New Yorkers visiting the Edge have likely already been to the ESB or even 30 Rock at some point. But the Edge is the new and exciting kid in town. And people want to try it out. That being said, The Empire State is a classic, and has it's own great history that cannot be matched by any new skyscraper. And its also fresh and new. So if you've been there in the past, it's definitely worth another visit now.

Anyway, the view from the ESB, where you can see how it's beginning to get crowded at the Edge. I'll add some pics later.


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Old Posted Oct 6, 2020, 3:29 AM
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Finally getting to posting these....



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Old Posted Oct 6, 2020, 4:09 AM
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Continued from the Empire State...


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View of the fine folks at 30 Hudson, enjoying the view...


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Old Posted Aug 16, 2021, 7:37 PM
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Wonder what we'll get here.



https://www.cb5.org/cb5m/calendar/20...ber/#landmarks

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30 Rockefeller Plaza application for upgrades to TOP OF THE ROCK including work on the ground floor, mezzanine, 69th and 70th floors.
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they need to add 200ft+ though probably be a logistical nightmare to add to a near 100 year old building. it's in such a great location though.

i suppose tower fifth would have been the closest in observation terms...
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I think I'm most excited for the Tower Fifth observatory, though that probably won't happen for years.

The Tower Fifth location is the best of all the NYC observatories, better even than 30 Rock (and obviously much higher).
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2021, 1:14 AM
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they need to add 200ft+ though probably be a logistical nightmare to add to a near 100 year old building. it's in such a great location though.

i suppose tower fifth would have been the closest in observation terms...

I like the 30 Rock observatory at it's current height. Gives a closer in view of Midtown, and the surrounding skyscrapers. It's also a little higher than the deck at the Chrysler would be.
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Old Posted Sep 2, 2021, 3:57 AM
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Some grabs from the presentation at CB5...

As far as the deck goes, upgrades include:

- A new, elevated viewing platform (introducing, Top of the Top)

- New, elevated and rotating beams to create the classic "lunch" photo (this time in the sky)

- New, digital animated beacon

- New mosaic tile on the rooftop





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Love the updates for 30 Rock.

Top of the Rock is already the best observation deck, IMO, but these updates make it even better.
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Another look at the presentation...


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^Any idea when they're going to do this?
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^Any idea when they're going to do this?
They're currently going through an approvals phase with Landmarks.
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https://www.6sqft.com/summit-one-van...rt-experience/

Summit One Vanderbilt reveals 1,000-foot-high mirrored art experience


SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
BY DANA SCHULZ


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Tickets officially go on sale today for Summit One Vanderbilt, the Midtown East tower’s 1,000+ foot observation deck. Previously, we got a look at the two skyboxes that allow guests to stand on completely transparent glass 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue, and now developer SL Green has revealed even more of the sky-high attractions, including an all-glass outdoor elevator (yes, even the floor!) that travels up the side of the building to over 1,200 feet. But perhaps most mesmerizing is an art installation called Air created by Kenzo Digital. Covered on three sides, along with the floor and ceiling, in mirrors, the multisensory experience challenges one’s perception of space and immerses the guest within the fabric of the skyline.










































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Looks pretty nice. I need visit this ASAP.
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Looks pretty nice. I need visit this ASAP.

We're in a new golden age of observation decks, fed in part by the age of Instagram and social media.



https://nypost.com/2021/09/14/new-sk...new-york-city/

This new skyscraper’s observation deck takes the crown for best view of NYC


By Steve Cuozzo
September 14, 2021


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Coming soon to a skyscraper near you — a brand-new observation deck with maybe the best height-and-location combination in town.

Summit One Vanderbilt, which calls itself “the most immersive observatory” experience,” will open its doors on Oct. 21 atop One Vanderbilt, the 1,401-foot tall tower at Vanderbilt Avenue and East 42nd Street next to Grand Central Terminal.

The three-level, 65,000 square-foot eyeballs-exciter takes up the 91st through 93rd floors. Mirrors, reflective panels and floor cut-outs create a fun-house effect that plays with your sense of location and height.

A transparent-glass elevator called Ascent whisks visitors even higher, to the loftiest viewing point in Midtown at 1,200 feet above the street. Scarier still, “sky boxes” on the 92nd floor project outward from the tower’s facade to allow knees-knocking views straight down to Madison Avenue through floors of transparent glass. Marc Holliday, the CEO of One Vanderbilt developer SL Green, assured us they can support weights up to 12,000 pounds.
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A lounge run by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events will offer “elevated” snacks and bar service on the 93rd floor, both indoors and on an open-air terrace that’s wrapped around the building’s south and west sides.

Summit guests will also experience Air, a multi-sensory installation designed by Kenzo Digital that combines transparency, reflectivity and media effects to create “the illusion of boundless space.”

Under a clear sky, we saw everything from a taxi opening its doors 1,100 feet below to Jones Beach 40 miles distant — plus the Chrysler Building and thousands of other structures, great and small, reduced to toys.
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The Summit vista also took in Manhattan’s other top-floor observatories — a growing crop that includes One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock and the most recently opened, The Edge at Hudson Yards.

But Summit’s Grand Central location can’t be beat. It excites your imagination about New York City — and makes you fall in love with the place all over again.
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More images/info for the deck at Vanderbilt…..



https://untappedcities.com/2021/09/1...ne-vanderbilt/

FIRST LOOK AT SUMMIT OBSERVATION DECK ATOP ONE VANDERBILT






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New York City’s newest observation deck, SUMMIT, atop One Vanderbilt is almost ready for its grand opening on October 21st with ticketing opening today. Differentiating itself from the other existing observation decks across New York City, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is designed as an immersive experience with multiple attractions within three floors (the 91st to 93rd floors), all designed to thrill.

One of the first attractions shown to the public was “Levitation” consists of foot-tingling, perfectly transparent sky boxes that make it seem like you are floating over a thousand feet above Madison Avenue. With two side-by-side sky boxes, you can capture photographs looking straight on to the sky boxes, or from the other sky box looking in.
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The newest part of SUMMIT, entitled “Air” is an Instagrammer’s dream — a fully mirrored room that feels like you’ve stepped into an M.C. Escher creation (bring your sunglasses on a very sunny day). Air is designed by Kenzo Digital, of Kenzo Digital Immersive, who told us on a press visit a few days ago that he envisions it as a “Love letter to New York.” The experience of “Air” unfolds in multiple chapters, beginning right after you pass through a frictionless, contactless security gate, with a full sound and light journey through a hallway that leads to an elevator. The elevator takes you up 1,000 feet in just 42 seconds, with the immersive experience continuing.
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At the 91st floor, you enter the two-floor mirrored experience. It’s a full, disorienting immersion into Midtown Manhattan, where the streets are simultaneously below and above you, the sky is all around you, and the people you see can be strangers walking on the streets a thousand feet below, someone you came with, or people standing above you. “It’s meant to be different every time you go…it’s like a living organism.,” says Kenzo. The space changes color and dimension depending on the weather, what’s happening in the city below, and what’s happening in the space itself. It may be one of the few observation decks where “you would want to be here” for a thunderstorm, predicts Kenzo. There will be additional chapters of “Air” which will be ready by the opening date.
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The final thrill seeking highlight begins off the open-air, wrap-around terrace on the 93rd floor (outside of the Snøhetta-designed Nordic-themed cafe curated by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events). “Ascent” is a large glass elevator with a transparent floor that takes guests up the side of One Vanderbilt to a spot over 1,200 feet in the air.

If immersive experiences are not your thing, the views from Summit are worth it, provided the close proximity the skyscraper now provides to iconic, landmark skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building (which has yet to get its own observation deck back) and the Empire State Building. There are new perspectives of the Met Life Building, 432 Park Avenue, and other buildings, as well as views north to Central Park and beyond..
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Summit is the latest opening inside One Vanderbilt, a skyscraper by SL Green located just next to Grand Central Terminal. In May of this year, Le Pavillon, a restaurant from Daniel Boulud opened.

Tickets to Summit will be $39 with special pricing for New York City residents and you can pop by after or before one of our tours of the Secrets of Grand Central!



https://www.amny.com/news/tickets-on...tober-opening/

Tickets on sale for SUMMIT One Vanderbilt ahead of October opening


By Emily Davenport
September 14, 2021


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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a 65,000 square foot, three-level entertainment space that was designed by Snøhetta. The immersive experience took years to conceive and develop by leading experts in the field. SL Green Realty Corp. launches ticket sales on Sept. 14 for the space, which is slated to open on Oct. 21.

“The excitement surrounding SUMMIT One Vanderbilt has been overwhelming. Now that we are finally able to offer a glimpse into the awe-inspiring, multi-level and multi-room immersive art experience that is Air, people will begin to understand how different this destination is from any other in the world,” said Marc Holliday, Chairman and CEO of SL Green. “We can’t wait to welcome New Yorkers and visitors to New York to experience this truly unique destination right in the heart of Manhattan connected to Grand Central Terminal. People are going to want to come back to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt again and again.”
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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt boasts a unique design that has incredible views of the entire city. The space also has levitation sky boxes that allow guests to step out from the envelope of the building and stand on transparent glass 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue, and Ascent, an all-glass elevator a transparent glass floor, will take guests from the terrace level up the side of the building to over 1,200 feet (364 meters), nesting at the highest viewing point in midtown Manhattan. Guests can also experience the Après sky lounge, the Summit Terrace, an open-air viewing spot that wraps around the south and west sides of One Vanderbilt, and Air, which is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt’s walk-through art experience.

Tickets will start at $39 for adults, with special online discounts for New York City residents. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt will initially be open from Thursdays—Sundays.











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