SL Green unveils spectacular Summit at One Vanderbilt


SL Green today revealed plans for Summit One Vanderbilt, a thrill-inducing
observatory atop the 1,401 ft. midtown skyscraper.

Designed by Kenzo Digital and with interiors by Snøhetta, the deck offers jaw-dropping views along with “curated multi-sensory experiences and cutting-edge technology to offer an unprecedented guest experience spanning art, nature, and design.”

When it opens on October 21, visitors will be able to take
an all-glass enclosed elevator called Ascent which travels up the outside of
the building before stepping out into fully transparent glass sky boxes called
Levitation that jut out of the building and suspend guests 1,063 ft. above
Madison Avenue.

The Summit features an outdoor bar, seating areas and the highest urban outdoor alpine meadow in the world. Culinary offerings will be led by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events.

Summit will feature and outdoor bar.

Summit One Vanderbilt is connected directly to Grand Central
Terminal in the center of Manhattan and will be the latest in a series of
anticipated openings at One Vanderbilt as part of the $3.3 billion development,
including Michelin starred Chef Daniel Boulud’s Le Pavillon.

“We have created a destination that offers an interactive
experience that will be remembered for a lifetime with the best, amplified
views in all of New York City. Summit One Vanderbilt is awe inspiring, magical
and needs to be experienced to be understood,” said Marc Holliday, Chairman and
CEO of SL Green.

“It is a special, thrilling place that New Yorkers and
travelers from across the country and the world will want to visit time and
time again.”

This summer, Kenzo Digital will unveil the design for an immersive
art installation that brings storytelling to Summit One Vanderbilt. SL Green
promises, “The installation takes the canvas of an observation deck and elevates
it into a transcendent and euphoric experience.”

Kenzo Digital, Artist and CEO, Kenzo Digital Immersive, explained, “Using materiality, lighting design, sound design, production design, and animation, this immersive experience will awaken your senses, transform your perception of New York, and reimagine your relationship to nature. It will be the ultimate example of the democratization of art – a revelatory experience regardless of age, origin, or walk of life.”

Culinary offerings will be led by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events.

The four-level entertainment space is 65,000 s/f  and has taken years to conceive, design and

As recreation and tourism rebound in New York City, Summit
One Vanderbilt is perfectly positioned in the heart of Midtown, directly
connected to Grand Central Terminal, to attract visitors.

“New York City will be full of energy this fall, and Summit
One Vanderbilt is an incredible addition to its attractions for locals and
visitors,” said Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company.

“With the City’s tourism well positioned to continue to rebound, Summit One Vanderbilt comes at an ideal time to offer a reimagined observation deck experience paired with a truly unique artistic expression.”

In addition to the viewing terrace, Summit will have transparent sky boxes that jut out of the building.

Design: Snøhetta designed Summit One Vanderbilt’s interior
as a sensory urban experience that lifts visitors into the sky. Opening up to
Manhattan, the state-of-the-art observatory and cultural space was designed as
a journey through light, sound and art with views across all five boroughs and
beyond. The project builds a series of interconnected experiences that begins
in the vaulted halls of Grand Central Terminal , and the journey from station
to sky culminates in Summit One Vanderbilt. The team reimagined the urban
experience of New York as this bold new cultural space in Midtown, bringing
people together through a series of elevated spaces. Celebrating New York and
its history, Summit One Vanderbilt creates new perspectives for the city’s

“In addition to the exciting artistic works at The Summit,
Snøhetta has created an elegant interior design that naturally guides visitors
through an uplifting experience. From the spacious and calm entrance hall to
the dramatic lobbies above, Snøhetta has designed a continuous yet evolving
adventure,” said Craig Dykers, Founding Partner Architect of Snøhetta. “This
culminates with the landscape design of one of the world’s highest gardens at
the top of The Summit. Each space is sensitively considered to ensure the
optimum experience within a changing dynamic as one is transported from the
ground to the sky and back.”

Culinary:  Danny
Meyer’s Union Square Events will provide an unparalleled food and beverage
experience at Summit One Vanderbilt with multiple bars, an all-day cafe, and
locations to grab elevated snacks. Food offerings combine global flavors with
New York City influences to create a unique experience for travelers and locals
alike. The culinary progression will feature menu items that surprise and
delight plus unique beverages, cocktails and familiar fare.

“Union Square Events is elated to have been selected as the
culinary partner for Summit One Vanderbilt,” said Danny Meyer, Founder and CEO
of Union Square Hospitality Group. “Our team is proud to add additional flavor
to this thrilling new destination that will place a resounding exclamation
point on New York City’s renaissance.”

Health & Safety: As a global leader in environmental,
social, and governance initiatives, SL Green has invested heavily in
sustainability features at One Vanderbilt, ensuring the tower maintains one of
the lowest carbon footprints across similarly scaled buildings in New York
City. Summit One Vanderbilt has cutting-edge UV-c light sanitization and MERV
16 air filtration, and 9-stage volatile organic compound (VOC) HEPA Filters to
ensure the highest air quality and cleanest surfaces. The attraction was
designed with safety and wellness being a top priority during the time of
COVID-19 and will operate in accordance with all current CDC guidelines and
local mandates.

Previews & Additional Information: For more information and to register for an opportunity to experience Summit One Vanderbilt before it officially opens on October 21, visit Summit offers timed ticketing and ticket availability will be limited. Tickets go on-sale this summer, beginning with a presale period for registered website users.

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