The Edge in Hudson Yards is set to open its viewing platform starting on March 11. As of a few days ago, tickets can be purchased for the 1,131-foot-high observation deck—which now takes the titles for the tallest man-made outdoor viewing platform in the Western Hemisphere.
The triangular shaped platform known as “Edge” extends 80 feet off of the south and east sides of the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards. This attraction offers visitors a chance to overlook New York City’s iconic skyline with a 360 degree view.
Way up in the sky, west siders may have already spotted the platform while driving down the West Side Highway, or from adjacent avenues in midtown.
In addition to just the viewing platform, there will be a champagne bar, and a glass floor that visitors can look down through.
Stairs lead to the 101st floor which will have seating space where visitors can take in the views. According to the Hudson Yards team, you’ll be able to see the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and beyond.
Starting on March 11th you’ll be able to sip cocktails or grab food from the 100th-floor bar. Visitors can also dine at “Peak”, the 101st-floor restaurant, café and event space. To reach both spots, you’ll enter through the Shops and Restaurants at 30 Hudson Yards, travel through a tunnel, and take a soaring elevator ride to reach the new heights.
Tickets For The Edge in Hudson Yards
There’s a price to pay for all this. Tickets are on sale for $36 if purchased online and $38 purchased on-site ($31 and $33 for kids). New York residents are eligible for a slightly lower price – adult tickets are priced at $34 and children are $29. Those wishing to purchase tickets can select a time slot and make a reservation here.
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