1,110 feet up in the air – New York will soon have the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere

New York is home to several awe-inspiring sky-scrappers that are par architectural wizardry. Adding yet another name to the list is the Hudson Yards Tower that will soon grace the big apple with what could be the tallest observation deck in the city. Christened as ‘Edge’ (and rightly so) the lavish construction offers panoramic vistas of the NY skyline, all while invoking a pleasing (or not) vertigo in your gut!

Spanning a length of more than 1100 feet, the Edge accommodates a 7,500-square-foot outdoor viewing area, (which extends 65 feet from the 100th floor of the new 30 Hudson Yards tower) that can be visited via a 60-second elevator ride. Featuring a glass floor for the perfect birds eye view of the city, the observation deck is touted to be the tallest of its kind in the western hemisphere and the fifth tallest in rank globally. Apart from offering stunning views and a crisp ambience, the Edge is also home to the 10,000-square-foot restaurant as well as a bar and event space.

Commenting on the jaw-dropping construction, Jason Horkin, executive director of Hudson Yards Experiences stated, “Edge invites visitors to walk out into the sky and embrace unobstructed, panoramic views of New York City like never before.” Once fully built, the deck will stand taller than the one at the Empire State Building, which is 1,050 feet above street level, as well as Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center which is about 850 feet above street level. The 30 Hudson Yards tower and the ‘Edge’ are slated to launch in mid-2020.

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