The Edge: Hudson Yards Observation Deck

Why you should visit the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere.

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The Hudson Yards Observation Deck named “Edge” and is open to the public since March 11. It’s a huge project which happens to cost about 25 billion dollars. It started in 2005 and is the most expensive project in American history so far. Hudson Yards is a new business and commercial district in Midtown Manhattan and construction for this enormous project is almost finished.

NEW: Both the Sightseeing Flex Pass and the Sightseeing Day Pass include tickets for the Edge and the Vessel starting March 11. 

But Hudson Yards doesn’t just have office buildings it was also designed to attract visitors as well. In addition to the shopping center, The Shops at Hudson Yards, a Spanish food market, and many really great restaurants, the tallest outdoor viewing platform in the western hemisphere was built. Views will be endless and will definitely give the Top of the Rock, Empire State Building and One World Trade some competition.

The Sightseeing Pass is currently the only New York attraction pass to include admission to the Edge. If you are a pass holder, your ticket is already covered and you do not need to book a ticket in advance.

There are two different types of tickets available. You can purchase a regular admission ticket, where you have to enter Edge at a specific date and time, or you can purchase flex tickets to be able to go at a specific date but are flexible with the time. 


Is the Edge at Hudson Yards open?

The new observation deck in New York City, the Edge is open since March 11, 2020.  It does compete as one of the best observation decks in New York. Tickets are on sale already and in high demand. Check out our experience of the opening day at Edge Hudson Yards.

Highlights of the Hudson Yards Observation Deck

Edge at Hudson YardsThe 30 Hudson Yards skyscraper is the largest out of all the new Hudson Yards district at over 1,000 feet. The new platform is located on the 100th floor. Again, this platform is the highest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere and the 5th tallest in the world.  There are so many highlights that Edge amazes us with.

There’s a glass triangle at the center that lets you look down onto the city below. On top of that, there are angled glass walls at the front of the deck that allows people to lean out ever so slightly over Manhattan. If you want, you can also host your private event here. Check out the 10,000-square-foot event space with a full restaurant and bar. Feeling fancy? Simply enjoy a glass of champagne at the champagne bar during your visit to the Edge.

  • 360° Views
  • Outdoor Sky Deck
  • Angled Glass Walls
  • The Glass Floor
  • The Skyline Steps
  • The Eastern Point
  • Champagner Bar

The Edge in NYC:  The Views

The triangular Edge extends 80 feet off of the south which will offer incredible views of New York City. You’ll be able to see Manhattan as well as New Jersey which is right across the river. You will be able to see the iconic Statue of Liberty and the beautiful Central Park. To enjoy these spectacular views at the Edge you will have to hop on a 60-second ride on two double-stacked elevators.

Tickets for Edge at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards Observation Deck Tickets

Tickets for The Edge

Tickets for the Edge at Hudson Yards are on sale now for the tallest man-made outdoor viewing platform in the Western Hemisphere.

There are two different types of tickets available. You can purchase a regular admission ticket, where you have to enter Edge at a specific date and time, or you can purchase flex tickets to be able to go at a specific date but are flexible with the time.  

Make sure you also check out other observation decks in NYC as it can give you multiple viewpoints of the city. Decks can be located at One World Observatory, Empire State Building, Top of The Rock, The Statue of Liberty Crown and at the end of 2021, One Vanderbilt -The Summit.


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