New York’s One Vanderbilt to have publicly accessible observation deck 1,020-feet above ground

The building, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by SL Green, will stand 1,401 tall.

December 06, 2016 |

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After releasing a few renderings in October that seemed to suggest One Vanderbilt in New York City may have an observation deck, the project’s developer, SL Green, has confirmed those suspicions, announcing a publicly accessible observation deck will be included in the Grand Central Terminal’s new neighbor, Curbed New York reports.

The observation deck will sit at 1,020-feet in the air, be accessible through the Grand Central Terminal, and include indoor and outdoor space. It will become one of the highest indoor/outdoor observation decks in the city.

There is no word from the developer yet on how much a ticket will cost, but SL Green expects the One Vanderbilt observatory to generate similar revenue to the Empire State observatory.

The same firm that designed the observation decks for Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and London’s Shard, GSM Project, is designing the One Vanderbilt observation deck, as well.

One Vanderbilt is a mixed-use building that will include office, retail, and civic and cultural space spread across its 1.75-million sf and will become the tallest office tower in Midtown.

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