Ticket Sales Launch for SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, Experiential Observatory in Midtown East

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Image courtesy of SL Green and Kenzo Design

Ticket sales launched yesterday for SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, the newest observatory in Manhattan located in the crown of One Vanderbilt in Midtown East. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a 65,000-square-foot, four-level entertainment space atop the 1,401-foot-tall commercial supertall developed by SL Green Realty and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. Interiors were designed by Snøhetta, with the immersive walk-through art experience designed by Kenzo Digital.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Image courtesy of SL Green and Kenzo Design

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Image courtesy of SL Green and Kenzo Design

The first chapter, known as Air combines panoramic views of Manhattan with reflective surfaces to create the illusion of boundless space. The unique vantage point offers a magnified look of the city skyline, combined with art, sound, and lighting for an experience that is never the same twice.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Image courtesy of SL Green and Kenzo Design

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Image courtesy of SL Green and Kenzo Design

“In addition to its remarkable materiality, Air is a living, breathing entity, expressed through its multisensory use of sound, lighting, and production design,” said Kenzo Digital, artist and CEO of Kenzo Digital Immersive. “It’s a story that evolves with each successive space, bringing visitors deeper and deeper into the experience until finally, they become part of it. Though Air is deeply personal, the experience reveals a shared consciousness, inviting visitors of any age to revel in collective wonder. Through its boundless juxtapositions of form, Air compels you to live in the present moment: calm, aware, and free.”

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Image courtesy of SL Green and Kenzo Design

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Image courtesy of SL Green and Kenzo Design

In addition to Air, the observatory features an outdoor terrace along the south and west sides of One Vanderbilt known as SUMMIT Terrace with alpine landscaping, Levitation sky boxes where guests can stand on transparent glass 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue, and Ascent, an all-glass elevator with a transparent glass floor that takes guests up the side of the building to over 1,200 feet over Midtown. Après, the lounge and cafe on the 93rd floor will have food and drinks curated by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Image courtesy of SL Green and Kenzo Design

“The excitement surrounding SUMMIT One Vanderbilt has been overwhelming,” said Marc Holliday, chairman and CEO of SL Green. “Now that we are finally able to offer a glimpse into the awe-inspiring, multi-level, and multi-room immersive art experience that is Air, people will begin to understand how different this destination is from any other in the world. We can’t wait to welcome New Yorkers and visitors to New York to experience this truly unique destination right in the heart of Manhattan connected to Grand Central Terminal. People are going to want to come back to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt again and again.”

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt will initially be open Thursday through Sunday with ticket prices starting at $39 for adults. For more information and to purchase tickets to experience SUMMIT One Vanderbilt beginning October 21, visit summitov.com.

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11 Comments on "Ticket Sales Launch for SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, Experiential Observatory in Midtown East"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | September 15, 2021 at 9:20 am | Reply

    I was amazed to see this kind of atmosphere on a tall building, which is beautiful mixed with sensitivity. People should not stand in the sky: Thank you.

  2. David in Bushwick | September 15, 2021 at 9:50 am | Reply

    You have to wonder just how many more observation decks will be built. Maybe it will lower ticket costs. Haha
    Rockefeller Center is still my favorite.

  3. Are there any views without glass between the viewer and the outside? The edge at Hudson Yards is more open and there are areas that allow a setback direct view.
    The rules for this new attraction seem to restrict the use of cameras other than “non professional cameras” which is typical of corporate speak these days.

    • They’re just trying to restrict commercial photography without their consent. The line between the newest iPhone Pro Max and a decent DSLR is becoming blurry anyway, despite some professional photographers resenting that fact.

  4. confused in st louis | September 15, 2021 at 1:41 pm | Reply

    I’m not seeing a view to the north…into JP Morgan’s executive suite.

  5. Regardless of all of the loud marketing, I’m still hooked. Very nice

  6. $60 for a ticket LOL…no thanks

  7. David of Flushing | September 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm | Reply

    Former observation decks in NYC included the Woolworth Building, the late Singer Building, and 40 Wall St. The Chrysler formerly had the Cloud Club that offered views, but an observatory is being created on terraces above the eagles.

  8. Those two kids in the fourth photo appear to be jumping in the glass box. Will that be allowed? Asking for a friend.

  9. What… No views East (of Chrysler) or North?

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