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EDGE, the western hemisphere’s highest outdoor sky deck, offically opens

New Yorkers and Visitors Take Their First Steps onto Edge’s Outdoor Viewing Area Featuring Thrilling Glass-Floor, Angled Glass Walls and Unparalleled 360-Degree Skyline Views

March 11, 2020

New York

Today Edge, the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor sky deck, officially opened to the public offering unparalleled 360-degree views of the iconic city skyline. Beginning at 1:00 PM, the first ticketed visitors stepped out onto Edge’s outdoor viewing area featuring a thrilling glass-floor, angled glass walls, and outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floors of 30 Hudson Yards. Visitors also experienced the immersive, multi-room ‘Journey to Edge’ show telling the history of New York City’s newest neighborhood from construction over an active rail yard to sustainability achievements culminating in a new must-visit destination that will give millions of visitors another reason to visit New York City

Edge also announced today a program offering New York City public school groups free visits to Edge and Vessel every Tuesday. The program kicked-off today with fifth grade students from neighboring elementary school P.S. 33 in Chelsea getting a sneak peak of the entire experience prior to the first ticketed guests. NYC Public School bookings can be made online at http://www.edgenyc.com/XYZ .

Hudson Yards developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties were joined by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), Rockwell Group and collaborators including members from the Hudson Yards community across commercial office and retail to celebrate the opening. Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company, served as master of ceremonies and introduced live performances by Hudson Horns, TK Youth Chorus, and a spectacular show by vertical performers BANDALOOP. 

"The overwhelming public response to Hudson Yards over the past year – making us part of everything from their morning coffee run to a place to celebrate special occasions – has been incredibly humbling. With the opening Edge, one of the final pieces of the first phase of Hudson Yards, it was important to us to extend an invitation not only to the world to experience our great city from new heights, but also to New Yorkers who have made us part of the City's cultural fabric. We are proud to ensure Edge is accessible to New York Public School students which we hope will inspire the next generation of New Yorkers to fall more in love with this great city," said Stephen Ross, Chairman of Related Companies. 

"Our goal at Oxford is to connect people to exceptional places, and Edge is another incredible attraction that Hudson Yards has to offer New Yorkers and visitors from across the globe. It's truly one of the best views of one of the best cities in the world, and we're excited for everyone to experience it first hand,' added Michael Turner, President of Oxford Properties.

Designed by William Pedersen and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and extending out 80 feet from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, Edge redefines the New York skyline. A marvel of modern engineering and structural design, the 765,000-pound observation deck is comprised of 15 sections, each weighing between 35,000 and 100,000 pounds, bolted together and anchored to the east and south sides of the building. The 7,500-square-foot outdoor viewing area is surrounded by 79 glass panels, each weighing 1,400 pounds, manufactured in Germany and finished in Italy. Interiors of Edge and Peak were designed by Rockwell Group.

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Edge is now open seven days a week year-round from 8:00 AM to midnight. General admission adult tickets are $36 purchased online and $38 purchased on-site. Child tickets are $31 purchased online and $33 on-site. New York City residents can buy adult tickets online for $34. Special rates available for seniors, active and retired members of the U.S. military and groups. Tickets to Edge are available now at http://www.edgenyc.com/.

ABOUT HUDSON YARDS:

Hudson Yards is a new neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. Hudson Yards is home to more than 100 shops and restaurants, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus, an array of experiential and online retailers, and a collection of leading brands in every category from luxury to fast fashion. The neighborhood features restaurants and food experiences by chefs and restaurateurs Thomas Keller, José Andrés, David Chang, Michael Lomonaco, Costas Spiliadis, Stephen Starr, rhubarb and Chef Peter Jin, D&D London and more; dynamic cultural institutions; 4,000 state-of-the-art modern residences; more than five acres of public plazas, gardens and groves; the world’s first Equinox Hotel; commercial office space for industry leaders including Facebook, WarnerMedia, BlackRock and more; and eventually a new 750-seat public school–all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. For more information on Hudson Yards, please visit www.HudsonYardsNewYork.com.