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See the Big Apple from above on the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere

See the Big Apple from above on the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere

New Yorkers and visitors from around the world can now purchase tickets to the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck. Soaring 100 floors into the sky at a record-setting height of 344.7 metres, Edge will reveal never-before-seen views of the city, Western New Jersey and New York State that span over 120 kilometres.

Visitors can opt for varying levels of thrill to accompany the view, from sharing a champagne toast under the clouds, to leaning over the city up against the angled glass walls, or taking in the view from the outdoor skyline staircase 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 onto 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 Glass Floor from below

A champagne bar, located on the 100th floor, will offer a glass of bubbly or signature cocktail and light bites to enjoy both indoors or outdoors on the sky deck. The champagne bar as well as Peak, the restaurant, bar, café and event space located on the 101st floor, will be operated by London-based rhubarb Hospitality Group. Peak will serve lunch and dinner offering a one-of-a-kind dining and social experience.

Designed by William Pedersen and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and extending out 24 metres from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, Edge redefines the New York skyline. A marvel of modern engineering and structural design, the observation deck is comprised of 15 sections, each weighing between 15,875 and nearly 45,360 kilograms, all bolted together and anchored to the east and south sides of the building. The 696-square-metre outdoor viewing area is surrounded by 79 glass panels, each weighing 635 kilograms, manufactured in Germany and finished in Italy. Interiors of Edge and Peak are being designed by Rockwell Group.

Edge The highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere

Edge will be a major focal point of Hudson Yards, the 28-acre neighbourhood on Manhattan’s West Side that brings together fashion, dining and cultural experiences along with the headquarters of dozens of leading corporations, thousands of residences, 5.6 acres of public parks and public landmarks including Vessel designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio.

Edge will be open seven days a week year-round from 8.00am to midnight. General admission adult tickets are US$36 purchased online and $38 purchased on-site. Child tickets are US$31 purchased online and $33 on-site. New York City residents can buy adult tickets online for $34. Special rates are available for seniors, active and retired members of the U.S. military and groups.

Tickets for visits in March 2020 are now officially available here.

Edge's northern view

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