In New York, a terrifying all-glass elevator
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Thrill-seekers will soon be able to explore New York in a new way. According to recent reports, a company is constructing an enclosed all-glass elevator that will be situated outside of a midtown building.

The elevator, which will be part of Summit One Vanderbilt, reportedly climbs more than 1,200 feet at one of the city's tallest buildings.

In New York, a terrifying all-glass elevator

Photo courtesy: CBS New York

SL Green Realty Corp stated in a press release:

“[Summit One Vanderbilt] will feature an all-glass enclosed elevator called Ascent that travels up the outside of the building to breathtaking views 1,210 feet above New York City.”


Visitors may also try Levitation in addition to Ascent.

In New York, a terrifying all-glass elevator
Photo courtesy: CBS New York

“Adventurers will also enjoy stepping out into fully transparent glass sky boxes called Levitation, which jut out of the building and suspend guests 1,063 feet above Madison Avenue,” according to the press release. “The Summit features an outdoor bar, seating areas to enjoy the spectacular views, and the world's highest urban outdoor alpine meadow.”

SL Green also stated that Summit One Vanderbilt aims to “redefine the way people experience the intersection of nature and the built environment,” in addition to providing stunning views.


Marc Holiday, CEO and Chairman of SL Green, added:

“With the best, amplified views in all of New York City, we have created a destination that offers an interactive experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. Summit One Vanderbilt is awe-inspiring and magical, and it must be experienced to be fully appreciated. It is a unique, thrilling location that New Yorkers and visitors from all over the country and the world will want to return to time and again.”

The company expects to finish the project and open to the public in October 2021.

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