Who's ready to check off the new SUMMIT One Vanderbilt? ☑️🏙🌤 An awe-inspiring multi-level immersive observatory experience, the first of its kind in the world, right here in Manhattan! The 65,000 square foot venue, is a four-level entertainment space that has taken years to conceive, design and develop bringing together a team of leading experts in design and architecture. Let's take a look inside...
The journey begins with a light-infused elevator ride rising over 1,000 feet in just 42 seconds. Air will be the first thing you see upon arrival at SUMMIT, it's a walk-through art experience and story of both literal and figurative reflection. Mixing transparency and reflectivity, Transcendence
Through the use of glass mirrors on every structural surface, Air appears boundless, without fixed form, and offers a tantalizing and singular experience for every guest at every moment. With everything mirrored, each step rearranges what visitors see with incredible complexity and scale, as if in defiance of physics. It is an immersion in nature in the heart of Manhattan, likened to a Central Park in the sky. With its unique vantage point, Air brings the outside environment into the space and then magnifies it infinitely.
The observatory at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt provides way more than just spectacular views. It will include the first exterior all-glass enclosed elevators called Ascent which travel up the outside of the building to breathtaking views that soar at 1,210 feet above New York City, the highest vantage point in Midtown Manhattan.
Thrill-seekers will also enjoy stepping out into fully transparent glass sky boxes called Levitation that jut out of the building and suspend guests 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue.
Après, an outdoor bar serving culinary creations and cocktails from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality will also provide open air terrace seating areas to enjoy the magnificent views amidst the highest urban outdoor alpine meadow in the world. Snøhetta designed SUMMIT One Vanderbilt’s interior as a sensory urban experience that lifts visitors into the sky. “SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is an immersive and sensory space embracing the cityscape of New York. Between integrated art, sound and lighting, and the observatory’s expansive views, our approach to interior design allows visitors to understand their place in the larger city,” said Anne-Rachel Schiffman, Director of Snøhetta.
Where: 45 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 (Entrance is on the main concourse level of Grand Central Terminal)
When: Opening October 21st
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