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Hudson Yards’s sky-high observation deck is now under construction

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The outdoor observation deck is expected to open to the public sometime in 2019

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The sky-high observation deck that will occupy the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards is officially under way.

Developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced today that construction on the 1,000-foot-high outdoor observation deck, set to be the highest in the western hemisphere, has begun. The deck is being constructed using 15 primary sections, each weighing between 35,000 and 100,000 pounds and will feature 7,500 square feet of viewing space, surrounded by a nine-foot-tall glass wall and a windowed floor. Its host building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and will offer retail and commercial space.

The deck will also include a 10,000-square-foot restaurant and event space run by British hospitality group Rhubarb, along with unmatched views of Manhattan’s skyline and the Hudson River.

“When it opens, the Hudson Yards Observation Deck will serve as the new focal point for the west side skyline,” said Related Hudson Yards President L. Jay Cross in a press release. “Whether you’re interested in a cocktail, a celebratory dinner, or just want to see what the city looks like from 1,000 feet up in the sky, the Hudson Yards Observation Deck will offer a truly unique New York experience.”

The observation deck is scheduled to open sometime in 2019, following the opening of The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards, Vessel, and the Public Square and Gardens.