SUMMIT observatory opens at One Vanderbilt

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SL Green Realty Corp. celebrated the grand opening of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, its immersive observatory experience, today.

SL Green executives, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt creators, One Vanderbilt partners and New York City leaders celebrated the occasion at a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the destination to its first visitors.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt opens as New York City welcomes back visitors from across the globe. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt will be enjoyed from morning to night as guests take in New York’s most stunning views through the truly unique pairing of AIR, a multi-sensory art installation, with the thrilling experiences of LEVITATION and ASCENT

“This awe-inspiring destination in the heart of Midtown Manhattan is unlike any other experience in the world and it’s with great pride and excitement that we welcome our first visitors to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt today. The energy in New York City is palpable and we’re thrilled that SUMMIT One Vanderbilt can play a central role in its rebound as visitors come rushing back to the greatest city in the world,” said Marc Holliday, Chairman and CEO of SL Green. “We set out to create a truly unique destination for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world to explore and SUMMIT One Vanderbilt delivers – you need to experience it to understand it. From thrilling ways to take in the best views of Manhattan to the multi-level and multi-room immersive art experience called AIR, we expect people to visit again and again.”

“As New York mounts its comeback, it is important that we recognize and celebrate projects like this that remind us and the world about the resiliency and energy of our city. By building and growing — and adding experiences that demonstrate what our city can offer — new attractions like SUMMIT One Vanderbilt will help New York reach new heights,” said Democratic Mayoral nominee Eric Adams.

“New York City has always been a global beacon of hope, pride, resilience and energy. As such, it is fitting that SUMMIT One Vanderbilt – a literal beacon on the New York City skyline – celebrates its grand opening at a time when this City is returning. Despite the challenges over the last nearly two years, New Yorkers have shown more grit and determination than ever before as we all work together to bring New York City back to its full capacity and vitality,” saidLieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin.

“A key part of Manhattan’s ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will be the return of international tourism,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. “World-class attractions will play a big part in bringing customers back to Manhattan and its restaurants, shops, and theaters. I congratulate SL Green on the opening of SUMMIT at One Vanderbilt.”

“The debut of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is perfectly timed as New York City continues its economic recovery and as the gates of international travel swing more widely open next month. We applaud SL Green for their extraordinary investment and encourage New Yorkers and visitors alike to discover this thrilling new attraction high above New York City,” said NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon.

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