The NYC Roof Deck to Rule Them All

Courtesy of Related-Oxford

Courtesy of Related-Oxford

The energy coming out of the Hudson Yards Development is palpable. Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel opens tomorrow. Sales launch of 35 Hudson Yards , a 1,000-foot tower designed by Skidmore, Owings + Merrill’s David Childs, also kick off, where pricing of its 143 condos will start at $5 million.

And seen from almost anywhere in the city, the deck at 30 Hudson Yards dubbed “The Edge” is rapidly coming together. Jutting out from the building over 65 feet and claiming top spot as the highest deck in the Western Hemisphere, this public balcony will be ready for its debut early next year.

Curbed photographer Max Touhey was granted early access and captured the insane outdoor space in progress:

Finally, a compelling description from the Edge website:

The moment you step out onto the highest outdoor deck in the entire Western Hemisphere is a moment you’ll never forget.

Go rise above the clouds, the birds, the city itself.

Go out of the building and walk 65 feet straight out into the sky on the highest public balcony in New York.

Go take in the iconic skyline like never before, in full panorama—with dramatic sunsets to the west.

Go forth and stand on the large glass floor, gasping as you impossibly look straight down at the bustling neighborhood 1,100 feet below.

Go further and lean out over Manhattan, literally, on the nine-foot wall of boldly angled glass—if you dare.

Go even higher and dine on the 101th floor at the 10,000-square-foot bar, restaurant, and event space programmed by renowned hospitality group rhubarb, its first venture outside of London.

It’s the city as you’ve really never seen it before.