Tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere to open in New York City next year

The Big Apple will be adding a dizzying new feature to the skyline with outdoor observation deck at Hudson Yards slated to open in 2020.

Rising 1,100 feet, the ‘Edge’ will be the Western Hemisphere’s tallest outdoor observation deck and the fifth tallest in the world, according to CNN.

A minute-long elevator ride will bring visitors to 7,500-square-foot outdoor viewing area at the new 30 Hudson Yards tower, which will include 9-foot-tall angled wall of see-through glass.

If that isn’t thrilling enough for visitors, a clear glass floor on the balcony will also give them a view straight down to the New York City streets.  

The soon-to-open Hudson Yards observation deck, the Edge, will stand at more than 1,100 feet above the street level

The soon-to-open Hudson Yards observation deck, the Edge, will stand at more than 1,100 feet above the street level

The soon-to-open Hudson Yards observation deck, the Edge, will stand at more than 1,100 feet above the street level

Edge will be the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere and the fifth highest in the world

The Hudson Yards project costing $28 billion will include more than 100 retail shops and restaurants, a cultural and performing arts venue and a public square and gardens

The Hudson Yards project costing $28 billion will include more than 100 retail shops and restaurants, a cultural and performing arts venue and a public square and gardens

The Hudson Yards project costing $28 billion will include more than 100 retail shops and restaurants, a cultural and performing arts venue and a public square and gardens

‘Go out of the building and walk 65 feet straight out into the sky on the highest public balcony in New York,’ the website for the new venue touts. Further up the structure, on the 101st floor, also will be a 10,000-square-foot bar, restaurant and event space.

When open, Edge will be taller than the open-air observation decks at the Empire State Building, (at 1,050 feet above street level) and Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center (850 feet) in New York City.

‘Edge invites visitors to walk out into the sky and embrace unobstructed, panoramic views of New York City like never before,’ according to Jason Horkin, executive director of Hudson Yards Experiences.

A clear glass floor on the balcony will also give visitors a view straight down to the New York City streets

A clear glass floor on the balcony will also give visitors a view straight down to the New York City streets

A clear glass floor on the balcony will also give visitors a view straight down to the New York City streets

The open air observation balcony will be taller than the ones at the Empire State Building and 30 Rockefeller Center

The open air observation balcony will be taller than the ones at the Empire State Building and 30 Rockefeller Center

The open air observation balcony will be taller than the ones at the Empire State Building and 30 Rockefeller Center

While a firm opening date has not been established, group reservations are being taken for the first quarter 2020. 

The One World Trade Center observatory is listed at 1,368 feet above the street level, but is fully enclosed within the building.

The Hudson Yards is the largest privately built real estate project ever in the US, constructed over 28 acres of a working rail yard on the west side of Manhattan. 

The finished complex costing $28 billion will include more than 100 retail shops and restaurants, a cultural and performing arts venue and a public square and gardens. 

The Edge deck will be taller than the observation decks at the Empire State Building, (1,050 feet above street level) and Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center (850 feet)

The Edge deck will be taller than the observation decks at the Empire State Building, (1,050 feet above street level) and Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center (850 feet)

The Edge deck will be taller than the observation decks at the Empire State Building, (1,050 feet above street level) and Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center (850 feet)

The Hudson Yards is the largest privately built real estate project ever in the US

The Hudson Yards is the largest privately built real estate project ever in the US

The Hudson Yards is the largest privately built real estate project ever in the US

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