Designed by KPF, Edge is the highest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere and cantilevers 80 feet from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards.
▼观景台外观，observation deck exterior view ©KPF+Connie Zhou
▼城市街道视角，view from the urban street ©KPF+Connie Zhou
Piercing the sky at a soaring 100 floors from its record-setting height of 1,131 feet, Edge will reveal never-before-seen views of The City, Western New Jersey and New York State spanning up to 80 miles. Visitors will enjoy varying levels of thrill from leaning over the city up against the angled glass walls to stepping out onto the glass floor or taking in the view on the outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floor.
▼离地面335米的Edge观景台将使游客体验到无比的刺激，visitors will enjoy varying levels of thrill on Edge from its record-setting height of 1,131 feet ©KPF
▼位于哈德逊广场30号第100层的观景台，Edge cantilevers 80 feet from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards ©KPF
The underside of the observation deck is clad in triangular stainless steel panels. We selected a bright annealed stainless steel from Finland with an embossed “LINEN” finish for its vibrant and dynamic reflectivity. Even small deviations in the highly reflective material’s surface can be obvious, so we carefully reviewed each panel for flatness and consistency.
▼底部贴附三角形不锈钢面板，the underside of the observation deck is clad in triangular stainless steel panels ©KPF
A marvel of modern engineering and structural design, the observation deck is comprised of 15 sections, all bolted together and anchored to the east and south sides of the building. Each section was pre-assembled at the factory in Italy to ensure proper alignment and fit. Sections were then taken apart and moved to the port, ready to begin their long journey across the Atlantic and eventually to the New York City.
▼装配阶段，assemble ©Timothy Schenck
▼装配阶段，assemble ©Joe Woolhead
▼运送模块，module transporting ©KPF
室外观景区面积为670平米，周围设置了79块德国制造并在意大利完成的玻璃面板护墙。观景台内部由David Rockwell和Rockwell Group进行设计。
The 7,500-square-foot outdoor viewing area is surrounded by 79 glass panels manufactured in Germany and finished in Italy. Interiors of Edge are being designed by David Rockwell and Rockwell Group.
▼效果图：室外观景区周围环绕着璃面板护墙，rendeing: the outdoor viewing area is surrounded by 79 glass panels ©Related-Oxford
▼效果图：观景台和城市夜景，rendering: Edge in its context ©Related-Oxford
▼全景鸟瞰，aerial view ©KPF+Connie Zhou