Construction on the observation deck in New York City's Hudson Yards neighborhood is well under way
Construction on the observation deck in New York City's Hudson Yards neighborhood is well under way, and recent photographs show that when complete, the views promise to be breathtaking.
The deck, which will measure 1,100 ft. tall, will be the fifth tallest worldwide, and will jut out 65 ft. from its building, the Daily Mail reported. The design includes a glass floor, allowing viewers to look down at the iconic NYC skyline.
Some more specs:
- The deck will be constructed with about 15 pieces of steel and glass weighing between 35,000 and 102,000 lbs. each. These pieces were put together in Italy before being brought into New York by ferry.
- A nine-ft. wall will surround the 7,500-sq.-ft. deck.
- The building that the deck is attached two is a 90-floor structure located at 30 Hudson Yards, and was designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates.
- The building's completion date is set for sometime in 2019, and when finished will take the title of second-tallest office building in the city.
- The building will include offices, a restaurant, a bar, an event space, retail space and a series of tenants, including Time Warner Inc., Wells Fargo and DNB Bank, the Daily Mail reported.
This project is part of the Hudson Yards development, which is known as the largest real estate development project in the nation's history. The neighborhood's development began in 2012 and is expected to be complete in 2024, costing $25 billion.