Edge New York, a 335m observation deck, opening in March 2020

Tickets have just gone on sale for Edge, a 335m observation deck opening in New York's Hudson Yards on March 11, 2020.

It's the highest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and 125m higher than Auckland's Sky Tower.

However, it's much less high than observation deck on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is a staggering 555m.

Glass panels will form Edge's walls and sections of its floor, which will likely be a nightmare for those with a fear of heights.

Edge, is opening in Manhattan in March, 2020.
The outdoor viewing area will measure 2285m square. Photo credit: Related Oxford

One floor above the observation deck is a bar selling cocktails, champagne and nibbles which are allowed to be consumed out on the deck - which extends nearly 25m out from the building.

Comparing Edge to the Sky Tower
 

Tower's total height:

  • Edge: 345m
  • Sky Tower: 237m (roof), 328m (antenna)

Observation deck's height: 

  • Edge: 345m or 100 storeys
  • Sky Tower: 220m or 51 Storeys

Elevator time to observation deck:

  • Edge: 60 seconds
  • Sky Tower: 40 seconds

Edge tickets range from US$31 (NZ$49) - US$36 (NZ$56).

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Edge is opening in Manhattan in March, 2020.
Edge will be open every day from 8am to midnight. Photo credit: Related Oxford
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