NYC observation deck
Work is nearing completion on a supertall skyscraper in New York City that will boast the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. The observation deck itself is named the Edge and is located near the top of the tower at the 100th floor, which is a height of 344 m. It juts out 24.8 m and measures 696 sq m. It has a large glazed section at its centre and angled glass walls allowing visitors to lean out over the city streets below.
Structurally, the observation deck consists of 278 sq m of glass, divided into 79 panels that were made in Germany and Italy. Each panel is 2.7 m tall and weighs 544 kg. The whole thing is bolted together and anchored to the east- and south-facing sides of the skyscraper and weighs in at 346,998 kg.
The Edge is due to open in March 2020, and if you’re so inclined, you can book your tickets now.