The Edge at 30 Hudson Yards Prepares for March 2020 Opening

30 Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

Work is wrapping up on The Edge observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards in preparation for a March 11, 2020 opening date. Cantilevering 80 feet out above Tenth Avenue at an elevation of 1,131 feet, The Edge is the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. The platform protrudes from the sloped eastern elevation of the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed commercial office building, which at 1,296 feet tall comes in at number four in our countdown of the tallest buildings being constructed in New York City. Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group are the developers of the supertall, which is also the tallest structure in first phase of Hudson Yards.

30 Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

30 Hudson Yards seen from the Financial District. Photo by Michael Young

30 Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

30 Hudson Yards seen from the High Line. Photo by Michael Young

Photos from street level looking up at the bottom of the triangular steel structure shows how far it sticks out from the building.

10 and 30 Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

Looking up at The Edge at 30 Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

Looking up at The Edge at 30 Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

30 Hudson Yards. Photo by Michael Young

A total of 7,500 square feet of walkable outdoor space will give visitors a brand new perspective of the Manhattan skyline. The deck was assembled in 15 sections, each weighing between 35,000 and 100,000 pounds, and includes a glass floor for guests to walk, stand, or even lie down upon for an exhilarating sight of the street below. The perimeter of The Edge is lined with outward-sloping glass panels, allowing visitors to lean out for a better view.

Edge at Hudson Yards. Courtesy of Related Companies & Oxford Properties Group

30 Hudson Yards anchors the western side of the Midtown skyline and will soon be joined by the second phase of Hudson Yards in the 2020s. More skyscrapers are planned to rise to the north of the property by the Jacob K. Javits Center but will not surpass the glass tower’s sloped crown.

Tickets to The Edge are available through the main website for Hudson Yards. Operating times will go from 8:00am to midnight. General admission online is $36 for adults ages 13 to 61, $31 for kids ages 6 to 12, and $34 for seniors. Additionally a “flex pass” allows visitors to have a flexible arrival time on their selected day for an extra $20 per ticket. Onsite purchases for any ticket are $2 more than the online price.

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3 Comments on "The Edge at 30 Hudson Yards Prepares for March 2020 Opening"

  1. How is this taller than yesterday’s “fifth tallest”?

  2. I have to laugh at their proud boasts of having the highest open air deck. The deck at 2WTC positively towered over this one. If the Twins still existed, would this tower have been made 200 feet higher to lift the deck above the downtown competition?

  3. Slowly but surley New York City’s skyline is growing taller but it will be a while before over 1500 feet is common place.

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