04 Oct Immerse in NYC’s Latest Observation Deck at the Summit One Vanderbilt
New Yorkers can look forward to a breathtaking experience at the soon-to-be-opened Summit One Vanderbilt. The observation deck in Midtown Manhattan will feature levitation boxes and glass elevators. The 65,000 square foot observation deck along with tits breathtaking views occupy multiple floors designed by the brilliant minds at Kohn Pederson Fox.
Visitors will be able to sit in skyboxes with glass bottoms and look down at Madison Avenue from a height of 324 meters. While in the skyboxes, they will see Air, a walk-through exhibition. It will be a multisensory experience with sound and lighting as visitors experience cityscapes. With the feeling of a living, breathing entity. the space is airy and multidimensional, evoking infinity, geometry, and lightness. In addition to its remarkable materiality, Air is a living, breathing entity, expressed through its multisensory use of sound, lighting, and production design, stimulating the senses of all visitors. As guests transition from one space to the other, they are drawn deeper into an immersive presentation of space and shifting volumes.
Studio Snøhetta designed Summit’s interiors. This includes the café and lounge where visitors will drink cocktails and bitings. Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Director at Snøhetta, explains that Summit One Vanderbilt is a sensory and immersive experience for people to embrace New York and see themselves as part of the busy city.
Summit One Vanderbilt will be one of many public viewpoints on the skyscrapers of New York. In March 2020, The Edge opened at 30 Hudson Yards. Other skyscraper experiences include Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, and the One World Trade Center. Summit One Vanderbilt is not the only new attraction in NYC. Little Island, which Thomas Heatherwick designed, hangs over the Hudson River.