The highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, Edge was one of nine cantilevered forms that earned a spotlight in the outlet’s list of dramatically suspended platforms, bridges, and blocks.
Following the recent opening of a project in Dubai that is home to the world’s longest cantilever, Dezeen shared a list of similar architectural and engineering feats that enliven both the building itself and the city skyline. At 1,131 feet above street level and extending from Hudson Yards’ tallest building, Edge gives the public unparalleled access to views of New York City and beyond. The observation deck cantilevers 80 feet from the 100th floor and features a glass floor from which to view the streets below as well as a stepped bleacher stair that provides visitors a perch in the sky and connects to the 101st floor.
The 765,000-pound observation deck is comprised of 15 sections, each weighing between 35,000 and 100,000 pounds, that were pre-assembled at the factory in Italy to ensure proper alignment. Once uniformity was confirmed, the pieces were disassembled and shipped to New York, then lifted, bolted together, and anchored to the east and south sides of the building. Learn more about the construction of Edge here.
Read the full list from Dezeen here.