Over the last few trips to New York we watched the skyscrapers at Hudson Yard be built. Hudson Yard was a rail yard, one of the last underdeveloped large areas in Manhattan. We noticed the cantilevered protrusion, near the top of one of the towers, it is called the edge. It is on the 100th floor, 1,100 feet above ground level, and open to the public. (Also available for private parties.) I kind of like this kind of high up observation level, so we booked tickets for the elevator ride. We tried to get lunch reservations on the 101st floor, they were closed for a private function. Lunch comes with a free elevator ride, well at those prices not exactly free (about $100 per person for lunch.) The morning of our reservations it was cloudy. Low clouds, as in about 700 ceiling and we were going up 1,100 feet. And why not? We could have tried to rebook, but the weather forecast was not promising (it cleared out the following day.) Most people skipped it, the elevator up we had to ourselves, there was only one person with us on the trip back down. There is a glass section in the floor, but it was wet and slippery and view was into the clouds.
How many times do you get to go for a walk in the clouds?
Too bad about the views but the atmosphere looks great! What fun!ReplyDelete
I think we will go back again. Maybe next time we can get in for lunch. It was unique, when life gives you lemons - a lemon drop martini is a great option.Delete
I was so tempted to go, but didn’t get the chance. Too bad you didn’t have a clear day. Still looks like fun.ReplyDelete
There will be thousands of photos on the net of great views from the platform but yours may almost be unique.ReplyDelete
There were only a couple of people who went up during the hour we were there.Delete
Well, my quivering knees, quivering at the thought of looking down, would have been okay on that cloudy day.ReplyDelete
There was that factor, but I have stepped into the glass boxes on the side the sears tower.Delete
Oh wow, that is certainly up in the clouds. And, it's so quiet up there in your photo. When I was there, it was packed with people.ReplyDelete
People were rebooking tickets, we went boldly into the cloudsDelete
I would so totally do this; Crawling Eye be damned! I think I would actually prefer not having a crowd around me at the time, too.ReplyDelete
We had the outdoor deck all to ourselves, one of the staff came out to warn us that the glass was slippery.Delete
Yikes! Count me out !ReplyDelete