Everything You Need to Know About SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in New York


SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is the newest addition to New York's skyline. It elevates the idea of a viewing deck to whole new heights by fusing aspects of art, technology, design, and adventure. This incredible attraction is a must-visit for anyone visiting the city, offering stunning views of Manhattan and a host of exciting activities to enjoy.

Here's a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about SUMMIT One Vanderbilt to make the most of your experience.

What is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is one of New York's most stunning "supertalls" and has a 65,000 square foot observation deck experience perched 93 storeys above Madison Avenue. The attraction pays respect to the city of New York with a multi-sensory experience that is set in the clouds and in front of the spectacular view of the skyline. 

With multiple distinct spaces spread across 3 storeys, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt combines dramatic music and lighting effects with film and highly customized interactivity made by one of the top experiential artists in the world, Kenzo Digital.

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  • Official name: SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
  • Address: 45 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
  • Date of opening: October 21, 2021
  • Timings: 9 AM to 12 AM daily, except Tuesdays
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Architectural style: Modern
  • Height: 1,401 feet 
  • Building type: Skyscraper
  • Function: Observation deck

Where is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is built on the top three floors of One Vanderbilt, located in midtown Manhattan. The entrance to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is located on Grand Central Terminal's Main Concourse Level. The Vanderbilt Passage leads from the Main Concourse to One Vanderbilt. 

Address: 45 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017 | Find on Maps

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Why Visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, New York?

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Who Built SUMMIT One Vanderbilt? 

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt was built by SL Green Realty Corp, one of the largest commercial landlords in New York City. The building was constructed on the site of the former Vanderbilt Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets. Designer Kenzo Digital and his studio created a space that reflects and refracts the many moods of NYC for his three-floor permanent installation at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

Architecture of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is an iconic modern skyscraper. The building was completed in 2020 and stands 1,401 feet tall with 93 floors. The architectural style of the building is contemporary, with sleek glass and steel facades.

The building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), an architectural firm based in New York City. KPF is known for its innovative and modern designs, including the Lotte World Tower in Seoul and the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt features a number of unique architectural elements, including a three-story observation deck on the 91st to 93rd floor and a glass crown that sits atop the building.

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AIR: Transcendence 1

Transcendence 1 is a glass room dawning floor-to-ceiling mirrors to create a stunning multi-sensory experience for you. This room is an immersive experience forming the first part of the incredible art exhibit 'Air' by Kenzo Digital.

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AIR: Transcendence 2

Transcendence 2 experience is an extension of Transcendence 1, offering you a unique perspective of the latter. This is a sensory treat that gives you a special viewpoint. Look down through the glass portals on the floor to get transported to a world of dazzling visuals.

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Face in the Clouds

This interactive exhibit allows you to become a part of the art installation! Spot yourself projected into a mesmerizing visual of clouds. This is a truly dream-like experience that aims at taking you on an imaginative journey.

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AIR: Beacon Mode

Air Beacon is a feature of the observation deck which gets activated after sunset. Dazzling lights flow across SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, making it a beacon of light and energy. This exhibit allows you to trigger different lighting effects by waving your hands.

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This exhibit is a treat for the adventure seeker in you. Levitation is a glass floor perched 1,063 feet above street level, giving you the illusion of floating in the air. Enjoy a view of Manhattan's streets right under your feet!

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Shape-Shifting Visual

Enjoy the magic of shape-shifting visuals of the mesmerizing art display ‘Cloud’ by renowned artist Yayoi Kusama. This display has been designed to calm your senses and allow you to take a moment to yourself.

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Frequently Asked Questions About SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

What is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is an observation deck located on the 93rd floor of the One Vanderbilt tower in New York City.

Where is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is located in Midtown Manhattan, at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and East 42nd Street.

What is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt famous for?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is famous for its panoramic views of the New York City skyline from 1,401 feet above ground level.

Why should I visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

You should visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt for its breathtaking views and interactive exhibits , which offer a unique perspective of New York City.

How do I book tickets to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

You can book tickets to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt online. Click here to book your tickets.

How much does it cost to visit SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?
Who built SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

One Vanderbilt was developed by SL Green Realty Corp. and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

When did SUMMIT One Vanderbilt open?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt opened to the public on 21st October, 2021.

What’s inside SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

Inside SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, you'll find observation decks, interactive exhibits, and a glass elevator with stunning views of NYC.

How many floors does SUMMIT One Vanderbilt have?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is located on the 91st to 93rd floor of the One Vanderbilt.

What are SUMMIT One Vanderbilt’s opening hours?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is open from 9 AM to 12 AM daily, except on Tuesdays.

Why is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt important?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is important because it offers a unique experience of New York City, making it a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike.

Is it worth visiting SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is more than just another observation deck in New York City; it is a fully immersive art installation and immersive experience that is well worth a visit.

Does SUMMIT One Vanderbilt have any restaurants?

Après is a cocktail bar and café located on the 93rd floor of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

Is there a gift shop at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

Yes, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt has an onsite gift shop called 'Boutique'. You can find SUMMIT merchandise such as mugs, t-shirts, and more for family and friends here.