New York gains an observatory more than 300 meters above the ground, with permanent art installation and glass elevators; see images of the new viewpoint!

The city of New York gained another attraction in the heights: “Summit One Vanderbilt”, the installation mounted by the artist Kenzo Digital and by Snøhetta, which has an observatory on the top floors of the One Vanderbilt building, close to the famous Grand Central Station. 

The skyscraper is part of the list of colossal buildings with observatories that New York it has, among them the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center, overlooking Central Park.

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With three different spaces in total, the observatory Summit One Valderbilt it has an elevator and glass boxes, as well as an art installation called “Air”. It offers visitors a true multi-sensory experience that includes state-of-the-art technology combined with spectacular views.


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The environment is a huge and mirrored room, providing a different view of the space in every corner. The mirrors create a feeling of infinite space, in addition to allowing a view to the south side of the city, where the surprising Empire State Building.


The second part of the attraction features glass cases that jut out of the building, practically levitating high above Madison Avenue and overlooking Central Park. For fans of heights and incredible views, it's a spectacle: it feels like walking above the city!


Two glass-enclosed elevators rising from the outside make up the third part of the observatory. The setting is breathtaking, with a complete view of Manhattan.

As you take the elevator up, you arrive at a terrace with an open-air bar and a café, which includes more glass windows.

How much does the visit cost?

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Tickets to visit the newest lookout in New York cost from US$ 39, varying according to time and type of visit. To visit the viewpoint during sunset, for example, you are charged US$ 10 more.

Remembering that proof of vaccination is mandatory, and, in addition, the attraction team recommends the use of shoes that do not damage the windows, and avoid the use of skirts or dresses, due to the mirrors on the floors.

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