1. Pan across observation deck called "edge" under construction
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeff Blau, Related Companies CEO:
"It's going to be called the "edge." It's a hundred stories up and about twelve-hundred feet in the sky."
3. Man steps on glass floor
4. Downward view of glass floor with feet
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeff Blau, Related Companies CEO:
"One of the exciting things about it - first, it is two levels. So you'll have public access observation deck and then a restaurant on the upper level for private dining and events. But one of the most exciting things about edge is you're going to be to go outside and look down on a glass floor twelve-hundred feet in the air looking down to the street."
6. Hudson Yards president Jay Cross demonstrates thickness of glass
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jay Cross, Hudson Yards President
"Over a thousand square feet in the air so it's the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. It also has an event space up there that could hold 500 people, a lounge. The deck itself has a series of bleachers. So when you actually sort of step up on the bleacher you feel like you're just floating over Midtown, you're completely detached from the building so to speak and Midtown just appears to be there in the palm of your hand."
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8. Illustration shows medium of exterior of observation deck
New York - 9 March 2019
9. Construction worker
10. Bleacher seating
11. View from bleacher seating
12. View looking northeast from the observation deck
13. View from ground of 30 Hudson Yards, where the observation deck is being built
One hundred stories above the streets of Manhattan, the highest open observation deck in the Western Hemisphere juts out from a skyscraper with a bird's eye view of the New York skyline and the Atlantic Ocean.
It's called "edge" and is a feature of a $25 billion, 28-acre urban complex on Manhattan's West Side _ Hudson Yards _ that bills itself the country's largest private development.