The building currently under construction at 30 Hudson Yards will soon have the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.At 1,100-feet high and 765,000 pounds, the deck’s installation began in the spring of last year, but was only recently given a proper name—Edge.
Edge will be located on the 101st floor and will jut out of the building about 65-feet, enclosed by a nine-foot-tall glass wall. There will also be a bar, restaurant, and event space located on the floor in the 10,000-square-foot space, so you can enjoy the views while you dine. When construction on the deck began, Jay Cross, the president of Related Companies (one of the building’s developers along with Oxford Properties Group) said in a statement:
“Whether you’re interested in a cocktail, a celebratory dinner, or just want to see what the city looks like from 1,000 feet up in the sky, the Hudson Yards Observation Deck will offer a truly unique New York experience.”
The new website for Edge mentions that the “boldly” angled glass will allow guests to physically lean out over Manhattan…which we imagine only the brave will test.
Located along the Hudson River, the skyscraper itself will be a whopping 1,296-feet-tall once completed. The building was designed by architect Kohn Pederson Fox and is slated to open in 2020.
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Featured image: renderings via Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group
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