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Hudson Yards observation deck, to open in 2020, gets new name

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The 1,000-foot-high attraction juts 65 feet off of a supertall skyscraper

The top of a tall building with an observation deck. There are people standing on the observation deck.
The observation deck will officially open in early 2020.
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New York City’s highest observation deck will officially go by Edge, and now has a website that signals the 1,000-foot-high attraction is gearing up for its public debut in early 2020.

Edge—not to be confused with the Williamsburg towers or the U2 guitarist of the same name—will allow visitors to “walk 65 feet straight out into the sky on the highest public balcony in New York,” according to the website that was first spotted by 6sqft.

Much like the Grand Canyon Skywalk or the The Ledge at Chicago’s Willis Tower, Edge will feature a large glass floor with views 1,000 feet downward towards the neighborhood below. Visitors can also lean against the nine-foot glass walls that angle outward from the deck for an extra thrill.

The website’s debut comes before a big week at Hudson Yards: The development officially opens on March 15, unveiling new public spaces like the Public Square and Gardens, the Thomas Heatherwick-designed “public landmark” Vessel, and The Shops and Restaurants.

Next week also brings the sales launch of 35 Hudson Yards, the 1,000-foot tower designed by Skidmore, Owings + Merrill’s David Childs where pricing of its 143 condos will start at $5 million. (Yes, you read that correctly.)

Edge itself sits towards the top of 30 Hudson Yards, the 1,296-foot office tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. The observation deck will also be joined by 10,000 additional square feet of public space near the top of the building that will be home to a restaurant, bar, and event space. The concept will be operated by London hospitality firm Rhubarb, who will also run a smaller restaurant concept on the building’s fifth floor.

Hudson Yards

347 10th Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10001 (212) 801-1000 Visit Website

30 Hudson Yards

, Manhattan, NY 10001 Visit Website

35 Hudson Yards

, Manhattan, NY 10001 Visit Website