6sqft reported back in March that Hudson Yards had opened a reservation list to experience Edge, the observation platform perched at a record-setting 1,100 feet in the sky. Now you can officially buy tickets to the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor sky deck. Visitors can gaze out on a 360-degree view of New York City’s iconic skyline from the champagne bar, or peer down through a glass floor. The platform-in-the-clouds will open on March 11, 2020; you’ll be able to sip cocktails or get a light bite at the 100th floor bar or dine at Peak, the 101st-floor restaurant, café and event space.
Edge represents a major selling point to bring visitors to Hudson Yards, the new 28-acre neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side, in addition to shopping, dining, 14 acres of public parks and Heatherwick Studio’s Vessel. Designed by William Pedersen and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) the observation deck extends 80 feet from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards.
The 765,000-pound observation deck is comprised of 15 sections, each weighing between 35,000 and 100,000 pounds, all bolted together and anchored to the east and south sides of the building. The 7,500-square-foot outdoor viewing area is surrounded by 79 glass panels, each weighing 1,400 pounds. In the words of Jason Horkin, Executive Director of Hudson Yards Experiences, “Stepping onto Edge is like walking out into the sky.”
Edge will be open seven days a week all year from 8:00 AM to midnight. Tickets are $36 if purchased online and $38 purchased on-site ($31 and $33 for kids). New York City residents can buy adult tickets online for $34 and there are special rates for seniors, active and retired members of the U.S. military and groups. You can buy tickets here.