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Summit at One Vanderbilt tickets are available online. This observation deck in New York is located in the One Vanderbilt skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, next to the Grand Central Terminal. The viewpoint is at an altitude of 1000 feet and offers great views of surrounding landmarks like the Empire State Building. The Summit is not only an observation deck, it is also a special audiovisual experience.
Summit One Vanderbilt
One Vanderbilt is across from Grand Central. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt observation deck covers three floors of the impressive skyscraper. From here you have a unique view of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Bryant Park, and Times Square which are nearby. In addition to the beautiful views, the observation deck offers ‘Air’, an art experience that you can walk through. There is also an indoor café with a fireplace and an outdoor terrace with a bar.
Special features inside Summit
Summit is not your ordinary observation deck, there are also four experiences created by Kenzo Digital that stimulate your senses. All in all, a visit to Summit will immerse you in the best views of New York in several ways.
Upon entering, you will enter the ‘Transcendence’: a space with high ceilings, filled with mirrors to create a surreal experience and where you can take the most impressive Instagram photos. Above this room, you can walk over the balustrade where you can look into the large round mirrors. It is strongly recommended to not wear skirts or dresses when going to the Summit, as the floor and ceiling are made out of mirrors.
As you walk through, you’ll enter ‘Affinity’ where hundreds of silver balloons float around. It’s the perfect place for a special selfie. The space offers views over Central Park and Uptown Manhattan.
In addition, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt has two glass-floored overhangs called ‘Levitation’. If you’re not afraid of heights, you can step into the overhangs for some great views of Madison Avenue.
‘Ascent’, two glass elevators positioned on the outside of the building bring you to the top of the One Vanderbilt building. Once the elevators have reached the top, they will stay there for a few minutes so that you can enjoy the beautiful view. Please note that the elevators are an extra attraction that you need separate tickets for.
Summit during the day and in the evening
You can visit the observation deck during the day and in the evening, both offer different experiences. During the day you have a good view over Central Park and the observation deck is perfectly lit for all your Instagram photos. The sunlight is very bright due to the many mirrors. I recommend bringing sunglasses.
In the evening the art experience ‘Air’ is even more intense than during the day. The different colours become visible and come to life through the sounds that are played. This gives the observation deck, together with the views over the city, added value.
The observation deck also has an outdoor area that offers views of the Empire State Building and Times Square. On the outside terrace, you can have a drink at the bar and here you will also find access to ‘Ascent’, the elevators on the outside of the building.
- Location: the main entrance is on the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal
- Opening hours:
- from 09:00 to 00:00, closed on Tuesday
- The last admission is 90 minutes before closing time
This observation deck is not included in a discount pass.
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