One of New York City’s hottest new attractions, Edge at Hudson Yards is an outdoor observation deck situated some 100 floors and over 1,100 feet above the ground. It offers visitors stunning, 360-degree views as far as the eye can see, as well as a variety of enticing hospitality packages.
History of the Edge at Hudson Yards
Edge at Hudson Yards is located on the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, a nearly 1,300-foot-tall skyscraper with over 2-and-a-half-million square feet of floor space. 30 Hudson Yards opened in 2019, and currently stands as the sixth-tallest building in New York City. It houses shops, restaurants, television studios, office space, and more—but for many people, it’s real claim to fame is being home to Edge, one of the highest observation decks in the world.
What’s at the Edge at Hudson Yards
Edge at Hudson Yards is comprised of several unique features that make it an especially compelling observation deck. At 7,500 square feet, the Outdoor Sky Deck is the centerpiece of Edge, where even the glass side panels are angled outward to allow guests the sensation of leaning forward into open air. There you’ll find the Glass Floor, which lets you stare directly down 100 floors to the city streets below. The Skyline Steps are an elevated portion of the Sky Deck that are many people’s favorite spot for photos. Eastern Point is the extreme end of the Sky Deck, where the views are so spectacular they have to be seen to be believed.
There are three different kinds of admission to Edge at Hudson Yards. General Admission costs approximately $35. It provides access to the Skyline Steps, Eastern Point, Glass Floor, and includes a complimentary digital souvenir photograph. Champagne Admission has the same features as General Admission, but also entitles visitors over the age of 21 years old to enjoy a glass of champagne. It runs a little over $50 per person. Premium Admission adds a personalized photo book to the mix, and is roughly $70 for adults.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can purchase a City Climb ticket for around $200. City Climb is considered the world’s highest open-air building ascent. You’ll safely and securely scale the outside of the structure, arriving at the Sky Deck summit to enjoy the amazing views you’ve worked so hard to attain. Individuals who complete City Climb receive a video of their experience, as well as a medal honoring the achievement.
For those looking to commemorate their visit in other ways, Edge at Hudson Yards has its own gift shop. It’s on the 4th floor of The Shops at Hudson Yards, near The Edge’s entrance. Given Edge’s location in The Shops at Hudson Yards, you’ll be spoiled for additional shopping options, and plentiful dining establishments can be found nearby, too.
Tips for Visiting the Edge at Hudson Yards
- The Edge at Hudson Yards is included on several money saving tourist passes including the New York Pass, NY Explorer Pass, Sightseeing Pass and New York C3.
- Edge at Hudson Yards is typically open from 10:00am to 10:00pm. However, it does have extended hours occasionally throughout the year, most often between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Check the website before your visit for more information.
- If you’re interested in saving a bit of money, consider buying your ticket for Edge at Hudson Yards ahead of time from the official website. Purchasing tickets online will cost you a couple dollars less than buying them in person.
- Every single ticket package available from Edge at Hudson Yards costs an extra $10 during the sunset hour. If you’re interested in experiencing Edge during this time of day, no problem, but be advised. You’d hate to unknowingly visit during this time period and get slapped with a surcharge you don’t want to be stuck paying.
- After you finish enjoying Edge, keep your ticket handy: same-day Edge tickets can get you numerous discounts and perks at assorted participating businesses and restaurants through The Shops at Hudson Yards. For the most up-to-date information, check their website.