New York’s dizzying new platform

One more observatory in the New York sky. The highly anticipated Edge opened on Wednesday March 11. Located on the 100th floor of one of the buildings in Hudson Yards, the new West Manhattan neighborhood, this panoramic outdoor vantage point is the highest in the city and the tallest in the West. It is ahead of the exterior terrace of the Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock.

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A clear view of New York

It is distinguished by its impressive triangular outer platform located 345 meters in height and stretching 24 meters above the void. Surrounded by 79 glass panels, 2.74 meters high, gently sloping to allow visitors to lean in, it has stunning views of the entire city, including the neighboring Empire State Building and the Hudson River. “Unlike the Empire State Building, The Edge is located away from the buildings in midtown Manhattan. This gives a clearer view ”, explains Marianne Qwok, head of KPF, the architecture firm that worked on the structure. The architects also added a glazed floor area to allow visitors to admire the avenue below. Beware of vertigo! On the 101st floor, at the top of an exterior staircase lined with bleachers for sitting and taking photos, is a bar-lounge-restaurant called Peak (open from March 12 for dinner). The bar-lounge (45 seats) is accessible without reservation. Edge is open from 8 a.m. to midnight.

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Edge prices

The single ticket

By booking online, count $ 36 for adults (13 to 61 years old), $ 31 for children (6 to 13 years old) and $ 34 for seniors (61 years and over).

On site, prices will be $ 38 for adults (13 to 61 years old), $ 33 for children (6 to 13 years old) and $ 36 for seniors (61 years and over).

The “Flexible Pass” ticket

The “Flexible Pass” ticket offers the possibility of coming at the desired time on the day of the reservation.

Online, the price is $ 56 for adults (13 to 61), $ 51 for children (6 to 13), and $ 54 for seniors (61 and over).

On site, prices will be $ 58 for adults (13 to 61 years old), $ 53 for children (6 to 13 years old) and $ 56 for seniors (61 years old and over).

The “Champagne” ticket

It offers the same things as the single ticket with the bonus of a glass of champagne for customers aged 21 and over.

Online, the price is $ 52 for adults 21+ (21 to 61), $ 36 for adults (13 to 21), $ 31 for children (6 to 13) and $ 50 for seniors (61 and more).

On site, prices will be $ 54 for adults (21 to 61 years old), $ 38 for adults (13 to 21 years old), $ 33 for children (6 to 13 years old) and $ 52 for seniors (61 years old and over) .

Edge, 30 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001. Tél.: +1 332-204-8500.

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