The see-through elevator will take visitors around 1,210 ft above the city

Midtown development One Vanderbilt will soon offer thrill-seekers an original method to become scared of New York: an all-glass enclosed elevator to the outside of the building. The see-through human dumbwaiter, known as Ascent, will take riders around 1,210 ft over the town, where they can gaze down upon Madison Avenue.

The travel, along with other interactive features in the crown of programmer SL Green’s $3.3 billion, 77-story, 1.7 million-square-foot office tower”will redefine how people experience the intersection between nature and the built environment,” hypes a press launch in the realty corporation.

For people searching for a non-moving but nevertheless gravity-defying encounter, the skyscraper — set to be central Midtown’s tallest — will offer Levitation, consisting of”fully transparent glass sky boxes” that jut out of the building and give people the experience of hanging 1,063 feet above Manhattan.


Those searching for a more subdued look at the perspective could retire to the outside patio bar, or the”highest urban outdoor alpine meadow on earth .” All attractions are slated to open to the public in late October.

Summit One Vanderbilt (as the development is speaking to its rooftop attractions) will have an immersive art experience made by Kenzo Digital and culinary offerings from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events.

Superchef Daniel Boulud will also be opening an 11,000-square-foot restaurant, Le Pavillon, on the next floor of the building.

“We have created a destination that provides an interactive experience that will be remembered for a lifetime together with the best, amplified views in all of New York City,” stated SL Green CEO Marc Holliday in a statement. “It is a unique, thrilling place that New Yorkers and travelers from throughout the nation and the world will want to visit again and again.”

Registration to Record Summit One Vanderbilt before its Oct. 21 launch is now open on The new building officially opened to tenants in a September ribbon-cutting ceremony.