The Edge at Hudson Yards will be New York City's tallest observation deck in 2020

Luke Abrahams

Many architects and builders dream of hitting the top spot, and soon, New York City will be doing it all over again with the arrival of another huge skyscraper.

Hudson Yards - which opened last week to much fanfare - has announced the name of its upcoming observation deck, The Edge, which is set to open some time in 2020. Once completed, it will be the tallest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, beating the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, reports CNN. In the global rankings, The Edge will climb to the fifth largest viewing hotspot in the world at 1,100 feet.

Vertigo sufferers stop reading: if you're brave enough to walk The Edge, its deck will extend a hair raising 65 feet out from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards.

“Edge invites visitors to walk out into the sky and embrace unobstructed, panoramic views of New York City like never before,” Jason Horkin, executive director of Hudson Yards Experiences, told The Villager.

“The name reflects both the unique structural design, which pierces the sky when observed from below, and the exhilarating feeling of being on the brink of something exceptional — exactly where you are on edge.”

What to expect? An extremely fast 60-second elevator ride to the top. Then, once you step out, you'll be ushered in the direction of the viewing deck, where you can brave the glass floor before taking all your #cityscapes for the 'gram. After, head for the restaurant and bar, details of which are still under wraps.

Along with The Edge, when Hudson Yards is completed it will boast 100 shops, restaurants, 4,000 residential apartments, new garden spaces, a public school and the first, and eagerly anticipated 5-star Equinox Hotel.

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