New York is in a constant state of change and never gets boring for me, even after more than 20 visits. The latest example is the “Top of the Top” observation deck, which has just been approved by the authorities and is to be built on the new Observation Deck from the Top of the Rock. Since the opening of Edge Hudson Yards in March 2020, there has suddenly been a lot of buzz about observation deck redesign.
The Empire State Building has since gotten a new lobby and exhibition area with the famous “hand” of King Kong, the concept study for the possible observation deck in the Chrysler Building including a bar was published (has not yet been released).
Then in October 2021 SUMMIT One Vanderbilt opened and replaced The Edge as #1 for me. The views from here are just incredible and definitely not to be missed on your itinerary. The Edge then upped the thrill ante with The Climb – on this tour, you climb to the top of the tallest building in Hudson Yards and hang (secured, of course) above the platform.
So at some point, Top of the Rock had to follow up as well, which is what happened herewith
Lunch Atop A Skyscraper Rockefeller Center NYC
Who doesn’t know the famous photo motif of the workers eating their breakfast sitting on the steel girder above the precipice? Exactly this photo motif you can recreate on the 69th floor. You sit on a kind of bench, which is then driven up. With the right perspective, the glass railing of the observation deck is no longer visible and you are floating above the building.
But this Lunch Atop a Skyscraper Experience is topped by:
Top of the Top
The name of the platform describes it just right: it’s a retractable mini-platform on the top floor of Top of The Rock. Simply incredible, isn’t it?
You can check out all the details in the proposal here.
When will the Top of the Top open?
That’s not for sure at the moment, but I’ll let you know as soon as there’s any news. But one thing is for sure: We all benefit from it and now have at least two more reasons to fly to New York (again)!