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  • Experience New York City in a whole new way at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, the city's newest observation deck.
  • Be awed by Air, one of the largest art experiences in the world created by Kenzo Digital.
  • Feel the rush of stepping into Levitation, two transparent skyboxes suspended at 1,063 feet.
  • Sample the essence of NYC in the form of food and cocktails at Après, at your own expense.
  • Choose between Daytime and Evening ticket options, each promising a visit to remember.
  • Visit in the evening to experience the beacon of light, color, and energy that the SUMMIT turns into after the sunsets.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • SUMMIT Experience - Daytime
  • SUMMIT Experience - Evening
  • Please dress appropriately, due to the unique nature of the space and to avoid unwanted exposure to glass and mirrored floors. Pants, shorts, or tights are recommended as well as flat shoes.
  • Children under the age of 16 must always be accompanied by an adult throughout the experience.
  • Make sure to bring your sunglasses. The reflective materials used throughout the space create a bright environment during the day.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Stiletto heels, steel toe boots, sports cleats, and other footwear that can damage flooring are not permitted.
  • Guests are welcome to take photos with a personal, hand-held device; however, please note the prohibited photographic items in the Prohibited Items Policy listed below as these may not be brought into the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt experience.
  • Please refer to the Guest Code of Conduct for further guidelines on your SUMMIT One Vanderbilt experience.
  • There is no provision for the storage of personal items. Large bags, backpacks, and luggage are not permitted. All bags and containers are subject to search by SUMMIT Security.
  • Please check this list of Prohibited Items for further details.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Experience

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a transformational experience unlike any other. New York City's newest immersive cultural experience seamlessly blends elements of art, technology, and entertainment for an unforgettable journey. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is completely immersive and offers a multi-sensory experience of the New York cultural scene alongside gorgeous views of Manhattan and beyond. Spread across three levels and over 65,000 sq ft, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a brand new perspective on the culture of New York.

Why Visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

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  • SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is set atop the tallest commercial skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan (1,401 feet, 427 meters).
  • This observatory high atop Grand Central Terminal, was conceived as an installation that urges you to question your perception of the built environment, the natural world around you, and your sensorial reality.
  • With art installations, glass ledges, and exterior glass-floor elevators, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is multi-sensory experience like no other.
  • Explore three levels of multi-sensory immersive experiences, a unique combination of art and design central NYC’s DNA.

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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Tickets - SUMMIT Experience

Duration: one can explore the space in 1-2 hours

  • Your admission ticket to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt offers you entry and access to all four floors.
  • Your tickets also gives you access to Air by Kenzo Digital, Levitation and Après.
  • Immerse yourself in New York's most thrilling view with a multi-sensory experience unlike any other.
  • Choose between Daytime and Evening ticket options

Discounted tickets: Children under 12 years enjoy a discount on the SUMMIT Experience tickets.

Super Flexible Cancellation Policy: Get a full refund on cancelling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Highlight Experiences

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This five-part-story-driven immersive experience is designed to create the illusion of boundless space. Interactive and playful, it encourages guests to experiences a physical connection to space. Mixing transparency and reflectivity, AIR is a magical experience at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

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REFLECT is another exceptional highlight of the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt experience. It showcases beautiful, enthralling art installations by the renowned artist Yayoi Kusama.

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With Levitation, you can feel the hustle and bustle of New York City from 1,070feet (325 meters) above the streets. Two fully transperant ledges, each 8 feet deep allow guests to hover over 1000 feet above Madison Avenue. The Levitation experience is the largest five-sided glass-enclosed structured in all of New York City.

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This first of its kind exterior elevator allows guests to rise up an additional 120 m, off of the tallest floor of the Summit One Vanderbilt Observation Deck. Ascent is the largest glass floor elevator and the highest rack and pinion elevator in the world. This thrilling 12-story all glass elevator journey to the highest point of SUMMIT is unlike anything else.

Plan Your Visit to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Getting There
Best Time to Visit
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The Observation Deck is open from:

Monday: 9 AM–12 AM

Wednesday - Sunday: 9 AM–12 AM

Last entry: 10:30 PM

Closed on Tuesdays

Address: 5 East 42ndStreet, New York, NY 10017. Find On Map

By Bus

  • The bus stop closest to the Observatory is E-42 St/Madison Ave. It's a 1-minute walk away from the attraction.
  • The M-42 Bus will get you to E-42/Madison Ave.

By Train

  • The train station closest to the Observatory is Grand Central Terminal. It's a 2-minute walk away from the attraction.
  • The trains Danbury, Harlem, and Hudson Line, among others, should be the ones to get you there.
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During the day: Visit Summit One Vanderbilt early morning to ensure you encounter the least amount of crowds. For the best views it is advisable that you visit right before sunset to see the observatory at it's best.

During the year: Visit Summit One Vanderbilt between April to June, and September to early November, to enjoy great weather and fewer crowds.

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Here are some restaurants within and around SUMMIT One Vanderbilt for you to check out!

  • Aprés: Situated within SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, Aprés offers delicious food and an unforgettable culinary experience with an open-air terrace, and an indoor lounge.
  • Shake Shack: Try delicious burgers, fries and milkshakes at this NYC staple restaurant.
  • Pershing Square: Renowned for delicious pasta, this bistro is a must-visit when in New York.
  • The Campbell: Experiment wit the best pizzas, charcuterie boards, and mouth-watering appetizers at this family-friendly establishment.

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Budget Hotels

The Americana Inn: Price for 2/Night -$97

OYO Times Square: Price for 2/Night -$110

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Mid-Range Hotels

  • Pod 51 Hotel: Price for 2/Night -$124
  • 31 Street Broadway Hotel: Price for 2/Night - $148
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Luxury Hotels

  • Hyatt Centric Times Square New York: Price for 2/Night - $399
  • Hilton Garden Inn New York: Price for 2/Night - $201

Visitor Tips for SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

  • Proof of vaccination is mandatory for entering Summit One Vanderbilt.
  • If you plan to visit the Observation Deck on a Saturday or during the holidays, ensure that you book your tickets in advance.
  • Remember to carry sunglasses with you, as the reflective materials used in the building will create an uncannily bright environment.
  • You cannot drink, eat or smoke inside Summit One Vanderbilt Observation Deck.
  • There is no storage for person items. Large bags, large backpacks and luggage are not permitted.
  • Wear comfortable shows. Stiletto heels, steel toe boots, sports cleats and other footwear that can damage mirrored flooring are not permitted.
  • Dress appropriately to avoid unwanted exposure on glass and mirrored floors. We recommend wearing pants, shorts or tights when possible.
  • Complimentary wifi is available throughout SUMMIT.
  • Professional photography moments are available through the experiences and are available to purchase at the end of your journey in both print and digital format.

Frequently Asked Questions About SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Tickets

Where can I purchase SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets?

The best place to purchase SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets is online to ensure a hassle-free experience with great discounts.

Where can I get discounted SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets?

Book your SUMMIT One Vanderbilt tickets online to get the best deals and discounts.

What is the ideal amount of time to spend at Summit One Vanderbilt Observation Deck?

2-3 hours ensures you make the best of your experience at Summit One Vanderbilt Observation Deck.

Is Summit One Vanderbilt the tallest building in the city?

It is the tallest office building in New York City and the fourth tallest building in the city!

How soon do I need to book my Summit One Vanderbilt Tickets before visiting?

Given that Summit One Vanderbilt is a popular tourist attraction - it's advisable to book your tickets at least 3 days in advance to ensure you get the smoothest experience.

What are the starting prices for Summit One Vanderbilt tickets?

Tickets start at $33 for the Summit One Vanderbilt experience.

What are the highlights at Summit One Vanderbilt?

The AIR experience, Reflection and Levitation are some of the major highlights of Summit One Vanderbilt by offering guests an unforgettable multi-sensory experience.

Where is Summit One Vanderbilt located?

Summit One Vanderbilt is located on 45 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, United States.

What is the best way to reach Summit One Vanderbilt?

You can reach Summit One Vanderbilt by bus or by train.

What is included in my Summit One Vanderbilt tickets?

Your Summit One Vanderbilt tickets include entry, access to all floors, access to Air by Kenzo Digital, access to Levitation, access to Après.