See exclusive construction photos of NYC’s highest outdoor observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards

April 30, 2018

All photos courtesy of Related Companies

After commencing construction on and releasing two dizzying renderings of the super-high observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards, developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group have now shared with 6sqft these vertigo-inducing construction photos of the 1,100-foot-tall deck. In addition to its sheer height, the deck, which will be the tallest outdoor observation deck in NYC and the fifth tallest in the world, will extend 65 feet away from the building with a window on the floor so thrill seekers can peer down.

The deck will be made up of 15 primary sections of steel and glass, all weighing in from 35,000 to 102,000 pounds. They’ll be bolted together and anchored to the east and south sides of the tower, forming a “jigsaw puzzle in the sky” that will weigh 756,000 pounds in total. It was fully assembled in Italy before being broken into sections for shipment to NYC.

There will be a wide-angled, nine-foot glass wall encircling the 7,500-square-foot deck. Additional views will be available through the floor window.

As 6sqft previously reported, “London-based restaurant and catering company, rhubarb, will operate a 10,000-square-foot public space on the 101st floor of 30 Hudson Yards. The company plans to also open a 5,800-square-foot restaurant on the fifth floor and an indoor-outdoor bar on the observation deck.”

Recent construction shots of 30 Hudson Yards via CityRealty. Looking south down Tenth Avenue (top); from Eleventh Avenue (bottom).

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), 30 Hudson Yards will rise 1,296 feet, making it the second-tallest office building in the city. It’s expected to be completed in 2019.


All photos and renderings courtesy of Related Companies, unless otherwise noted

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