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About Edge NYC | The Highest Observation Deck in the Western Hemisphere

Experience New York like never before at Edge NYC, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. Soak in pristine views of the city from 1,100 feet above ground.

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Edge NYC

Founded On

2020

Founded By

Kohn Pedersen Fox

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RECOMMENDED DURATION

2 hours

Timings

9am–10pm

VISITORS PER YEAR

2000000

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A bird's eye view of NYC: Edge NYC that offers breathtaking 360-degree views of New York City is located in Hudson Yards which is the sixth tallest building in the city.

One of the highest observation decks: Edge NYC is the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere as well as the second highest observation platform in New York.

Get to the top in seconds: While the observation deck is located on the 100th floor of the skyscraper, the building’s architects have designed your way to the top with such adeptness that you’ll reach it well under a minute - 52 seconds to be precise.

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Why Visit the Edge NYC?

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  • Unforgettable Panoramic Views: The Edge NYC offers breathtaking 360-degree views of New York City from its observation deck, including the skyline, the Hudson River, and landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Central Park.
  • One-of-a-Kind Experience: Enjoy a unique and exhilarating experience that cannot be found anywhere else as you explore the outdoor observation deck, the many immersive art exhibits inside the attraction, and the thrilling City Climb activity.
  • Architectural Marvel: The innovative design and modern architecture of Edge make it a must-see destination for architecture enthusiasts and anyone interested in modern skyscraper design.
  • Digital Art Exhibits: The Edge features digital exhibits that offer a fun and informative way to learn about the building's construction, history, and the surrounding area.

Things to Do at Edge NYC

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Indoor Observation Deck

On the 101st floor is an indoor observation deck, where you can spot other New York attractions like the Empire State Building, Central Park, parts of New Jersey, and the city's skyline against the Hudson River. Unwind and take in stunning views as you're surrounded by modern architectural elements that add to the whole experience.

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Elevator Ride

Enjoy a unique elevator ride as you head to the observation deck! Once you step into the elevator, the walls will take you back in time as you learn about the history of the building, its construction, and more, through a short digital depiction. The ride to the top takes just 52 seconds!

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The Edge NYC city climb

Who Built Edge NYC?

The building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), an architectural firm based in New York City and is known for its expertise in designing tall buildings. KPF has designed many notable buildings around the world, including the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong and the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea.

Edge NYC Architecture

Edge NYC is a modern skyscraper known for its innovative and striking design. The building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), one of New York’s leading architectural firms.

The most distinctive feature of Edge is its unique triangular shape with a sloping facade. This shape sets it apart from traditional box-shaped skyscrapers and observation decks commonly found in New York City. The building's exterior is clad in highly reflective glass, which gives it a striking appearance and reflects the surrounding skyline.

The building is 1,131 feet (345 meters) tall, making it the fifth-tallest building in New York City and the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. The observation deck is located on the building's 100th floor and offers visitors unparalleled 360-degree views of the city.

It also features several other unique design elements, including a glass floor in the observation deck that allows visitors to look straight down to the street below. The building's elevators are also designed with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offer stunning views as visitors ascend to the observation deck.

About Hudson Yards

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Hudson Yards is a major multipurpose development located on the west of Manhattan's. Spanning 28 acres, this ambitious project includes residential, commercial, and public green spaces. The designers of this project have created an immersive experience, making this area unlike any other location in the city.

From its luxurious shopping experiences with over 100 stores and restaurants to the tranquil public plazas and gardens creating inviting outdoor spaces where locals can gather, Hudson Yards is quickly becoming one of Manhattan’s most sought-after icons. Edge NYC is one of the most distinctive attractions of Hudson Yards; a state-of-the-art observation deck, which is also the highest one in the Western Hemisphere.

Frequently Asked Questions About Edge NYC

What is Edge NYC?

Edge is a state-of-the-art observation deck and immersive experience in New York.

Why is Edge NYC famous?

Edge is famous for being the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere and the fifth-highest building in New York. It is also known for its unique immersive experiences and exciting City Climb experience, which is the highest open-air ascent in the world.

Where is Edge NYC?

Edge NYC is located at 30 Hudson Yards in Midtown Manhattan.

Why should I visit Edge NYC?

There are many reasons why you should visit Edge NYC! The observation deck provides unparalleled views of New York, the unique interactive exhibits are fun and educational, and the City Climb experience will leave you with a huge rush of adrenaline and a feeling that you will never forget.

How do I book tickets to visit Edge NYC?

You can book your Edge NYC tickets online. Click here to book now.

How much are Edge NYC tickets?

Your Edge NYC tickets start from $40.82.

Who built Edge NYC?

Edge NYC was built by the architectural firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

When did Edge NYC open?

Edge NYC first opened on 11 March 2020.

What’s inside Edge NYC?

Inside the Edge NYC are a range of interactive exhibits, a modern observation deck with glass floors and angled glass walls, and a Champagne Bar with stunning views of New York.

What are Edge NYC's opening hours?

Edge NYC is open from 9 AM to 11 PM every day.

Why is Edge NYC important?

Edge NYC has become one of the most popular places to visit in the city. It is the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, offering unforgettable views of the New York skyline.