Piercing the sky from its record-setting height of 1,131 feet, Edge reveals never-before-seen 360-degree views of New York City and beyond spanning up to 80 miles. Edge’s 7,500-square-foot outdoor viewing area features a thrilling glass floor, angled glass walls, and outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floor. Edge’s monumental triangular form completes 30 Hudson Yards’ architectural dialogue with New York City. The building, which anchors the Hudson Yards development, establishes key relationships with its context through mediating volumes between the height of the tower and the scale of the street.
▼观景台外观，从建筑中伸出，external view of the outdoor viewing area stretching out from the building ©Related Oxford
▼夜晚平台外观，external view of the view area in the night ©Related Oxford
▼从观景台看到的城市景观，view of the city from the viewing area ©Related Oxford
KPF创始人与设计执行总监William Pedersen说：“ KPF在哈德逊广场设计的一系列建筑和周边城市主体结构之间的互动关系中，Edge观景台是其中最具有戏剧感的造型。” “ 正对纽约帝国大厦，并且高于帝国大厦观景台，Edge是纽约所有建筑物中最具象征意义的。”
“The Edge observation deck is the most dramatic in a series of gestures which link KPF’s buildings, in the Hudson Yards development, to the principal surrounding structures of the city,” said William Pedersen, KPF Founding and Design Principal. “Gesturing directly towards the Empire State Building, and higher than its observation deck, Edge pays homage to its role as the most emblematic of all New York buildings.”
▼哈德逊广场建筑外观，与周边城市主体结构产生互动，external view of the Hudson Yards corresponded to the principal surrondings ©KPF+Connie Zhou
▼从街道看向哈德逊广场，view to the Hudson Yards from the street ©KPF+Connie Zhou
“We see Edge as a unique opportunity to experience New York City,” said Marianne Kwok, Design Director. “With features that complement the design of 30 Hudson Yards, Edge is the result of an immense team effort, and its construction process was unprecedented. Now that it’s finished, I look forward to seeing it used and enjoyed by thousands of New Yorkers and visitors alike.”
▼观景台结构生成，structure of the viewing area ©KPF
▼施工过程，construction process ©KPF
Edge观光平台高345米，是西半球最高的室外观景台。平台向空中悬挑约80英尺（24米），游客可乘坐52秒的穿梭电梯到达Edge 观景台。这一重达76.5万磅（347吨）的平台由重量在3.5万到10万磅（16至45吨）之间的15个部分组成，所有部分都采用螺栓连接，并牢固固定在建筑的东侧和南侧。Edge的户外观光面积为7500平方英尺（696平米）。空中观景平台总共278平米的玻璃围墙，分割为79块无边框玻璃面板，均由德国制造并在意大利完工，每块玻璃面板高2.7米。面板以6.6度角朝外倾斜，使游客能够斜倚于城市上空，获得最刺激的观景体验。平台全透明玻璃地板为225平方英尺(18.6平米)，游客可以享受到绝无仅有的视角。Edge与一个室内酒吧相连， 户外台阶则从平台通往101楼的Peak餐厅
A marvel of modern engineering and structural design, the 765,000-pound observation deck is comprised of 15 sections, each weighing between 35,000 and 100,000 pounds, bolted together and anchored to the east and south sides of the building. The outdoor viewing area is surrounded by 79 glass panels, each over 2 inches thick, 9 feet tall, and weighing 1,200 pounds. Manufactured in Germany and finished in Italy, the panels sit on a 6.6-degree angle facing outwards, allowing guests to lean out over the city. The mullion-free design ensures a completely panoramic view of the surrounding city. Edge’s glass floor spans 225 square feet provides dramatic views of the street below. Interiors of Edge are designed by Rockwell Group.
▼仰望观景台，位于345米高空，look up to the viewing area located in the 345-meter sky ©KPF
▼观景台，中部设置全透明玻璃地板，viewing area with glass froor ©KPF+Connie Zhou
▼躺在玻璃地板上感受城市风光，lie on the glass floor and enjoy the city view ©Related Oxford
KPF is a leader in the design of supertall towers with accessible space at their highest levels. Edge at 30 Hudson Yards is one of 9 KPF projects completed in the last 10 years that include observatories. Of that group, Edge is the first one with an outdoor experience.
▼开放的室外平台，采用无边玻璃围合，open outdoor area enclosed by mullion-free glass panels ©Related Oxford
▼人们在观景台上的活动，activities on the viewing area ©Related Oxford
▼从平台上俯瞰城市夜景，night view of the city from the viewing area ©Related Oxford