NYC to open tallest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere
Edge will stand at over 1,100 feet tall, around 335 meters.
NEW YORK CITY — New York City is set to open the tallest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere at 335 meters, reports CNN.
The newest addition to New York's skyline costs a whopping $28 billion and will include more than 100 retail shops, cultural venues among other amenities. New York's newest skyscraper, named Edge, will be the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere and the fifth-tallest in the world.
Edge will stand at over 1,100 feet tall, around 335 meters. Its biggest attraction is a 7,500-square-foot or 697-square-meter observation deck that protrudes from the building. The edges of the deck are lined by 6-foot-tall glass walls, providing visitors with a full view of New York City's skyline.
Once opened, Edge's observation deck will stand taller than the Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock at the Rockefeller Center, which measure 1,050 feet or 320 meters above street level and 850 feet or 260 meters above street level respectively.
The building is set to open in the first quarter if 2020.
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