New York is known for its skyscrapers and jaw-dropping views but a dizzying new attraction is all set to take people on the ride of a lifetime.
One of NYC’s tallest skyscrapers will offer visitors a unique way to see the city, but let’s hope you are not acrophobic. An all-glass elevator will travel 1,200 feet up the side of Manhattan’s One Vanderbilt tower, for a bird’s eye view of the Big Apple.
Coming up this October, the elevator will lift visitors up in the air outside of the building alongside the 77-story tower.
The fully transparent, outdoor glass elevator is being created as part of a $3.3billion development and is named Ascent. Adventurers can also enjoy the fully transparent glass sky boxes called Levitation which jut out of the tower, suspending people at 1,063ft above Madison Avenue.
If you are neither an elevator or a skybox kind of person, there is still a way for you to experience stunning city views from the building’s outdoor, and a cafe named Après, and the highest urban outdoor alpine meadow in the world.
This is part of the Summit One Vanderbilt project, a story-driven, immersive experience and observatory located in One Vanderbilt, the new tower in the heart of Manhattan.
The fourth-tallest building in New York City will be part of an extensive four-level, 65,000 square-foot entertainment area and observation deck opening at the summit of One Vanderbilt. Summit One Vanderbilt is connected directly to Grand Central Terminal in the center of Manhattan.
The 1,401ft tall One Vanderbilt is just a few hundred feet shorter than One World Trade Center which measures up at 1,776ft.
Mark Holliday, Chairman and CEO of SL Green Realty Corp, the brand behind the project, states that the interactive experience will give tourists “the best, amplified views in all of New York City”.
“Summit One Vanderbilt is awe-inspiring, magical and needs to be experienced to be understood, it is a special, thrilling place that New Yorkers and travellers from across the country and the world will want to visit time and time again,” he said in a statement.