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9 Facts About the Edge in NYC You Should Know 🔭

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What did you say? Another observation deck in Manhattan? Yes! And frankly, we can’t get enough of panoramic views. The Edge in NYC, located in the midst of Hudson Yards, has become one of our favorite observation decks and we thought it might be a good idea to share some insider knowledge with you to prepare you for your visit.

Buckle up for our journey to 1,100 feet: Here are 9 facts about the Edge in NYC you should know!

A rocky start: The Edge NYC opened its doors to visitors for the very first time on March 11, 2020. Like other museums and observation decks, the pandemic forced the Edge to close its doors again, only two days after they were opened. However, they resumed operations in September 2020.

The observation deck is located on the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, the fourth-tallest building in New York City.

It only takes a 52 seconds elevator ride to reach the platform. While you’re ascending to the Edge, the elevator walls feature Hudson Yards clips and animations to keep you entertained.

The Edge NYC is the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere and the second highest observation platform in New York (the One World Observatory is the highest, but enclosed).

South View from the Edge during Sunset (Credit: Edge Press)

The triangular observation deck offers unrestricted, 360-degree panoramic views of South and East Manhattan and New Jersey as the platform is enclosed only by glass panels. The panels are also angled which allows you to lean forward slightly!

In the midst of the platform is another built-in triangular glass floor through which you can look down 100 floors, right onto the hustle and bustle of Hudson Yards.

The 7,500 square feet platform extends 80 feet out from the building.

Time for a selfie! (Credit: Edge Press)

Fancy a peek above the glass panels? No problem! Walk up the outdoor staircase to be on top of the Edge and NYC!

The Edge is open daily from 10 AM to 10 PM and it really doesn’t matter what time you’re choosing to go – day or night, a spectacular view is guaranteed. Furthermore, there is no time limit. You can stay as long as you want to! Add the Edge NYC to your Google Maps here.

Now you’re all set for your visit to the Edge! Show us your most “edgy” pictures on Instagram by tagging us! We’d love to see, and maybe even feature, your best shots!


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