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Photo by Joe Woolhead, courtesy of Related Companies

Last month, just after commencing construction, the 1,100-foot-tall observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards made New Yorkers gasp with dizzying construction photos. Now, developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group have shared even more sky-high pics of what will soon be the tallest outdoor observation deck in NYC and the fifth tallest in the world. This set shows how the steel and glass sections–each of which weighs between 35,000 to 102,000 pounds–made their journey on barge through the New York harbor, down the streets of Manhattan, and ultimately up the 1,296-foot tower.

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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.

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Renderings via Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group

Construction commenced this week on the super-high outdoor observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards, developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced Tuesday. Soon to be the highest in the Western Hemisphere, the outdoor deck will sit 1,100 feet in the sky and be found on the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards. The deck, made up of 15 primary sections of steel and glass, will extend 65 feet away from the building. And a pair of new renderings released on the developer’s Instagram show just how dizzying this aerial adventure will be.

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Rendering of the observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards, via Related Companies

Another deal has been inked for the massive Hudson Yards project, a 26-acre complex developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, and it will definitely reach new heights. On Tuesday, Related announced that London restaurant and catering company Rhubarb will run a 10,000-square-foot public space in the nearly 1,300-foot supertall 30 Hudson Yards. Rhubarb will operate a bar, restaurant, and event space on the 92nd floor, one floor above the tower’s observation deck, which at 1,100 feet will be the highest outdoor deck in the city. According to Eater and the Post, the company will also open a 5,800-square-foot restaurant on the fifth floor and an indoor-outdoor bar at the observatory.

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Carter Uncut brings New York City’s breaking development news under the critical eye of resident architecture critic Carter B. Horsley. This week Carter brings us the third installment of “Skyline Wars,” a series that examines the explosive and unprecedented supertall phenomenon that is transforming the city’s silhouette. In this post Carter zooms in on Hudson Yards.

The Hudson Yards neighborhood in Far Midtown West is one of the country’s most active construction areas. Construction cranes dot its emerging skyline and dozens more are promised now with the district’s improved connection to the rest of the city. Last fall, the 7-line subway station at Eleventh Avenue and 34th Street opened with one-stop access to Times Square. The newly-minted station features a lengthy diagonal escalator bringing commuters to the front-door of the huge mixed-use project being created over the rail yards west of Tenth Avenue between 30th and 33rd streets. Originally, a second station was contemplated on 41st Street and Tenth Avenue but transit officials claimed it could not afford the $500 million expenditure, despite the enormous amount of new residential construction occurring along the far West 42nd Street corridor.

Nevertheless, the finished Hudson Yards station deposits straphangers into a new diagonal boulevard and park between 10th and 11th Avenues that will ultimately stretch from the Related Companies / Oxford Property Group’s Hudson Yards master plan northward to 42nd Street.

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New Renderings and New Tenant Revealed for 90-Story Hudson Yards Tower

By Ondel Hylton and Julian Friedman, Fri, October 30, 2015

Curbed reports that Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group officially announced the signing of private equity firm KKR & Co. for 343,000 square feet of their upcoming mega-tower at 30 Hudson Yards. Marking the event, the developers have released a slew of renderings for the project, which is rising from the southwest corner of 33rd Street and Tenth Avenue.

The 90-story building will soar nearly 1,300 feet high, and the deal dictates that the firm will occupy the supertall’s top ten floors. KKR will have a dedicated elevator bank, a private sky lobby, and access to the tower’s hotly anticipated observation deck (which will be the highest in the city). The firm will relocate from the Solow Building at 9 West 57th and is slated to occupy the space by 2020.

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At the end of last year, we learned that 30 Hudson Yards, the 92-story tower that’s part of the west side mega-development, would offer a death-defying observation deck. Initial reports said that a tilting glass walkway would jut out of the building around 1,000 feet, but a new report from the Post confirms that the actual height will be 1,100 feet. This puts it 50 feet higher than the Empire State Building’s 86th-floor outdoor observation deck, making it the highest in the city. The paper also has a shiny new rendering of the deck, which will span more than 5,000 square feet and boast 360-degree views.

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30 hudson yards open air viewing platform

The idea of creating a glass observation deck is nothing new, but the Hudson Yards development wants to push the limits with a seemingly perilous glass-enclosed capsule 1,000 feet up in the sky. According to the NYP, the “thrill device” is modeled after the glass module located 350 feet above Royal Caribbean cruise ship Quantum of the Seas, but amped up with a tilting glass walkway. A detailed design of what will be the tallest observation deck in the city has yet to be revealed, but when Related Hudson Yards President Jay Cross spoke about it at the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate luncheon back in November, he said, “You can choose to pay for it separately and crap your pants.”

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