Rising more than 1,100 feet in the air from the Heart of Hudson Yards in New York City, the Edge, the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck, will open to the public on March 11, 2020.
Tickets for visits in March are now available on the Edge website at www.edgenyc.com.
Piercing the sky at a soaring 100 floors from its record-setting height of 1,131 feet, Edge will reveal never-before-seen views of the city, Western New Jersey and New York State spanning up to 80 miles. Visitors will enjoy varying levels of thrill from sharing a champagne toast under the clouds, to leaning over the city up against the angled glass walls, to stepping out on to a glass floor, or taking in the view on the outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floor.
“You’ve never experienced New York like this before,” said Jason Horkin, executive director of Hudson Yards Experiences. “Stepping on to Edge is like walking out into the sky. The entire experience is designed to inspire visitors and ignite a new passion for New York City with multiple, built-in thrill elements that ensure Edge becomes a must-see local attraction and a top spot on every travellers’ bucket list.”
Edge will be open seven days a week year-round from 8 a.m. to midnight. General admission adult tickets are US$36 purchased online and US$38 purchased on-site. Children’s tickets are US$31 purchased online and US$33 on-site.
A champagne bar, located on the 100th floor, will offer a glass of champagne or signature cocktail and light bites to enjoy indoors or outdoors on the sky deck. Peak, the restaurant, bar, café and event space located on the 101st floor will serve lunch and dinner.
Designed by William Pedersen and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and extending out 80 feet from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, Edge redefines the New York skyline. A marvel of modern engineering and structural design, the 765,000-pound observation deck is comprised of 15 sections, each weighing between 35,000 and 100,000 pounds, all bolted together and anchored to the east and south sides of the building. The 7,500-square-foot outdoor viewing area is surrounded by 79 glass panels, each weighing 1,400 pounds, manufactured in Germany and finished in Italy.