Summit One Vanderbilt glass field observatory to open excessive above New York


(CNN) — Why accept one sky-high attraction when you possibly can have three inside one constructing?

That definitely appears to be the pondering behind Summit One Vanderbilt, which is about to open at Manhattan’s One Vanderbilt tower on October 21.

Billed because the “world’s most immersive observatory expertise,” New York’s newest remark deck options an all-glass enclosed elevator that travels to over 1,200 toes, clear glass containers and a room lined fully with mirrors.

The latter is a part of newly-announced artwork set up “Air,” designed by artist Kenzo Digital and described as “a walk-through artwork expertise and story of each literal and figurative reflection.”

“The thrill surrounding Summit One Vanderbilt has been overwhelming,” Marc Holliday, chairman and CEO of SL Inexperienced, the Manhattan-based actual property funding belief that owns the constructing, stated in an announcement.

Awe-inspiring experiences

Summit One Vanderbilt will open at the One Vanderbilt tower in Manhattan on October 21.

Summit One Vanderbilt will open on the One Vanderbilt tower in Manhattan on October 21.

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“Now that we’re lastly in a position to supply a glimpse into the awe-inspiring, multi-level and multi-room immersive artwork expertise that’s ‘Air,’ individuals will start to grasp how completely different this vacation spot is from another on the planet.”

Guests may take a glass elevator trip in Ascent, which strikes up the surface of the constructing and presents thrilling views, or expertise Levitation, a group of clear containers that jut out of the tower, suspending friends 1,063 toes into the air.

“We will not wait to welcome New Yorkers and guests to New York to expertise this actually distinctive vacation spot proper within the coronary heart of Manhattan related to Grand Central Terminal,” provides Holliday.

The attractions on offer include a glass elevator ride that travels 1,200 feet up the outside of the building.

The sights on supply embody a glass elevator trip that travels 1,200 toes up the surface of the constructing.

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“Persons are going to wish to come again to Summit One Vanderbilt repeatedly.”

Every of the sights kind a part of the 65,000-square-foot leisure space and remark deck positioned on the peak of One Vanderbilt, a $3.3 billion improvement designed by structure agency Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

At 1,401 toes excessive, the constructing is the fourth tallest in New York Metropolis. The tallest is One World Commerce Heart, which measures 1,776 toes.

‘Unbelievable addition’


The “world’s most immersive observatory expertise,” options an artwork set up with a mirrored room.

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Other than its thrill-seeking highlights, Summit One Vanderbilt additionally contains a Nordic-themed lounge and café, meals stalls and and an out of doors terrace with the “highest city alpine meadow within the Western hemisphere.”

When the venture was first unveiled again in Could, Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Firm, the group behind the “NYC Reawakens” summer time marketing campaign, stated he hoped the launch of the attraction would assist to spice up tourism within the metropolis.

“New York Metropolis might be filled with vitality this fall, and Summit One Vanderbilt is an unbelievable addition to its sights for locals and guests,” Dixon stated in an announcement.

The installation is described as

The set up is described as “a walk-through artwork expertise and story of each literal and figurative reflection.”

SL Inexperienced

The observatory expertise is to launch weeks after a 98-foot-high (30 meter) Ferris wheel briefly put in in the course of the Instances Sq., which attracted 1000’s of individuals a day, was taken right down to make method for the reopening of Broadway.

New York is dwelling to numerous spectacular observatory decks together with the Prime of the Rock observatory on the Rockefeller Heart, the place the higher decks stand 850 toes above avenue degree, and the 102nd-floor remark deck on the Empire State Constructing, which is positioned 1,250 toes above avenue degree.

Tickets for the Summit One Vanderbilt experiences have simply gone on sale forward of its launch subsequent month, with costs beginning at $39 for adults.

Prime picture courtesy SL Inexperienced

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