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Soon You’ll Be Able to Ride in an All-Glass Elevator in the Heart of Manhattan

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by Jori Ayers May 14, 2021

The news of glass bridge blowing off in the wind, leaving tourists terrified and stranded 330 feet in the air, is not scaring New Yorkers.

Located in the heart of Manhattan and sitting atop the fourth highest tower in New York at 1,401 feet tall, Summit One Vanderbilt will soon be the hotspot for thrill seekers.

The Summit One Vanderbilt observation deck will include an all-glass elevator called “Ascent” that will travel up the side of the building and reach a height of 1,210 feet. The unique elevator is expected to provide riders with spectacular views of New York City. The building will also be fitted with fully transparent boxes called “Levitation” that will jut out of the building and “suspend guests 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue,” according to the press release.

Summit One Vanderbilt will also have an outdoor bar, an all-day cafe, and seating areas for visitors to take in the views.

The grand opening is scheduled for October 21, 2021. You can pre-register now for priority access to tickets.

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