New York City is one attraction richer: Manhattan’s new Hudson Yards neighbourhood now has a spectacular observation deck called “edge.” It sits 335 metres high on the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards and juts out almost 20 metres into the air. This makes edge the highest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere and the fifth highest in the world. The platform is expected to open in early 2020 and group booking requests for events in the first quarter of 2020 can now be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“edge gives visitors the feeling of walking on air,” explained Anna Domingo, VP Sales & Marketing, at the announcement of the platform’s brand-new name at ITB Berlin. “The name reflects the structural design, which pierces the sky when viewed from below and also gives the feeling of standing on the brink of a precipice – ‘on the edge.’” After 60 seconds in the elevator, visitors arrive on the 700-square metre outdoor area. edge offers a bird’s-eye view of the city with its glass floor and is bordered by 200 square metres of glass, three metres high and six centimetres thick. The glass panes are sloped outward at an angle of 6.6 degrees – those who dare can lean out high above the city’s rooftops, the Hudson River, and the surrounding area. The terrace floor also comprises 60 metres of multilayer glass.
edge is found on the West Side, in the middle of Manhattan’s newest neighbourhood, Hudson Yards. On almost two million square metres, Hudson Yards includes over 100 businesses and restaurants, The Shed cultural centre, the two-hectare Public Square and Gardens, and its centrepiece, The Vessel. edge is expected to open in early 2020, but group event bookings for the first quarter of 2020 are already being taken as of March 2019.
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