“Edge invites visitors to walk out into the sky and embrace unobstructed views of New York City like never before,” Jason Horkin, Executive Director of Hudson Yards, said in a statement. “The name reflects both the unique structural design, which pierces the sky when observed from below, and the exhilarating feeling of being on the brink of something exceptional -- exactly where you are on the edge.”
Not sure “exhilarating” is what we’d call that borderline-panic feeling, but sure. Visitors will be able to take a 60-second elevator ride to the 7,500-square-foot outdoor deck, and back down after they’ve conquered their fear of the glass floor cracking (it’s happened before, really) and snapped a sufficient number of Instagram photos to caption with “The Edge of Glory” lyrics.
In addition to the insane views Edge will offer, the space will be home to a 10,000-square-foot restaurant, bar, and event space. The deck is accepting group bookings for events taking place in the first quarter of 2020, so if you’re in the market to totally freak out a gaggle of people at once, you’re in luck. The deck will open in early 2020, though there’s no official opening date yet.
In the meantime, you may want to start working on that whole fear of heights thing by checking out the city’s other great observatories.