The Highest Outdoor Sky Deck In The Western Hemisphere Is Finally Open

Mar 10, 2020

Category: Living

Originally, skyscrapers — built vertically instead of horizontally — were initially invented and created to maximize useable space. But some of the tallest and most impressive ones also gave humans the unique ability to get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding landscape. Today, that opportunity draws people around the world to visit locales like the Willis Tower, the Burj Khalifa, and multiple edifices in New York City. And NYC just got a new addition in the form of The Edge at Hudson Yards.

At 100-stories up and over 1,100 feet high, The Edge holds a unique distinction: it’s the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. While that would be enough to get visitors, the thrills don’t stop there. The observation deck is also cantilevered — leaning out over NYC and offering breathtaking 360-degree views of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. There’s even a massive glass floor so daredevils can conquer their fear of heights and gaze straight down. Opening tomorrow, Wednesday the 11th, a visit to The Edge starts at just $36 per adult — but you’d better book soon because this experience is certain to be hugely popular.

Purchase: $36+

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