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The Edge in New York City at sunset, set against the New York City skyline

Edge New York City Visitors Guide

Suspended 100 floors above Manhattan, the Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. The large triangular-shaped outdoor viewing platform sits 80 feet out from the side of the building, offering panoramic views of Manhattan’s skyline, including the iconic Empire State Building, World Trade Center, and Chrysler Building. On clear days, viewers will also be able to spot Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson River, and New Jersey. 

People walking around The Edge observation deck in New York City at sunset

In case the 360-degree view around the platform isn’t enough, visitors will also be able to look downwards, thanks to a specially-designed glass floor that offers a heart-pumping view straight down to the street. 

To get to the Edge, visitors will start the experience by winding through an interesting exhibition about the history of the building and the surrounding area, before boarding a specially-designed elevator that smoothly whisks guests up over 1,000 feet in 60 seconds.

How Much Are Tickets to Edge New York?

Tickets to the Edge start at $36 for adults, $31 for children aged 6-12, and $34 for seniors aged 62 and above. Visiting during peak days and times (such as at sunset) will add an extra $4-$10 on to your ticket.

Where is Edge New York?

The Edge is in New York City’s new Hudson Yards neighborhood. Enter through the indoor shopping mall, The Shops at Hudson Yards and take the elevator to the fourth floor. You’ll see signs for Edge throughout the building.

Person looking out the glass walls on The Edge observation deck in New York City at night

What to Wear to Edge New York

The Edge features an outdoor sky deck, where the weather can be significantly colder and windier than it is at ground level—so be sure to bring a jacket. 

When is the Best Time to Visit Edge New York?

Sunset is one of the most beautiful times to visit Edge. It’s also one of the more popular time slots, so be sure to book well in advance in order to get sunset tickets.

If you want to watch the sunset from Edge, plan to buy tickets for an hour before to make sure you have plenty of time to get to the top.

The Edge is open from 9 am – 11 pm daily. 

How High is the Edge New York?

The outdoor sky deck at the edge sits 1,131 feet high.

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