The Edge: Hudson Yards Observation Deck

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

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13. February 2020
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The Hudson Yards Observation Deck named “Edge” is starting to finally take its shape. 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 now include tickets for the Edge and the Vessel! 

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.

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Is the Edge at Hudson Yards open?

The new observation deck in New York City, the Edge will open in March 2020.  It will definitely compete as one of the best observation decks in New York. Tickets are on sale already and in high demand. We cannot wait to experience the incredible views from Hudson Yards’s sky-high observation deck next year.

Highlights of the Hudson Yards Observation Deck

The 30 Hudson Yards skyscraper is the largest out of all the new Hudson Yards district at over 1,000 feet. The new platform will be on the 100th floor. Again, this platform will make it the highest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere and the 5th tallest in the world.  There are so many highlights The Edge will amaze us with. We cannot wait to finally experience it.

There’s a glass triangle at the center that lets you look down onto the city below. On top of that, there are angled panes 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.

The Edge in NYC: Views

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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. 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.

The Edge at Hudson Yards Highlights

  • 360° Views
  • Outdoor Sky Deck
  • Angled Glass Walls
  • The Glass Floor
  • The Skyline Steps
  • The Eastern  Point
  • Champagner Bar
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. The Edge will open in March 2020 but make sure to reserve your spot today because the tickets for the observation deck at Hudson Yards are on high demand. Buy your tickets online, where they’ll be slightly cheaper—$36 for adults, instead of $38 on-site.

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Calling New York City home is still pretty surreal. After moving here 5 years ago, I still see it as my dream life. Ever since I’ve been exploring this amazing city for Loving New York I’ve grown to love it even more. I love hooking all of you up with the inside scoop, top attractions, events and everything in between. I'm your go-to person for the hidden gems, best restaurants and the absolute best things to do in the city that never sleeps.

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