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Criteria to choose between Summit One Vanderbilt and The Edge
We can compare Summit One Vanderbilt and The Edge based on the following parameters.
– Height of the observation deck
– Experience on the deck
– View from the observation deck (Daytime and nighttime view)
– Cost of tickets
– Dining options available
– Duration of stay
Height of the observation deck
The Edge is located on the 100th floor/level, almost 1100 feet above the ground, while One Vanderbilt Summit is spread across three levels (from the 91st floor to the 93rd floor) and is nearly 1400 feet tall.
Experience on the deck
The Edge is a triangular observation deck made entirely of glass suspended mid-air.
You can see through the glasses and gaze at the world under your feet or stand at the corner of this jutted-out deck, also known as Eastern Point and enjoy the skyline.
However, at Summit One Vanderbilt, you’ll herald a memorable journey on three levels passing through immersive rooms, galleries, and spaces.
This includes Transcendence 1. Transcendence 2, Levitation, Ascent, etc.
Summit One Vanderbilt’s observation deck has become the most trending skyscraper since its inception in 2021.
View from the observation deck
The view from both observation decks is totally unbeatable!
From The Edge, you get a 360-degree view of Manhattan City and see as far as the Statue of Liberty is.
From One Summit Vanderbilt, you can catch sights of the United Nations Building, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, One World Observatory, and Central Park.
The Edge and Summit offer a fantastic experience at sunset and night, and we suggest you pick an evening time slot for the same.
Summit One Vanderbilt at night transforms into a mesmerizing sanctuary amidst the city lights, showcasing the breathtaking charm of New York.
Cost of ticket
The cost of tickets for One Summit Vanderbilt and the Edge is almost the same, with differing ticket prices for daytime and night-time visits to the Summit.
Ticket Prices for Summit One Vanderbilt cost US$46 for an adult over 13 years for daytime visits and US$52 for night-time visits.
Children in the age group of six to 12 years can get ticks at US$39 and US$46 for daytime and evening visits.
The Edge tickets are priced at US$48 for an adult in the age group of 12 to 61 years, while senior tickets (61+ years) cost US$46.
Kids under six years get free admission.
Visit the top five attractions of New York and Summit One Vanderbilt with New York CityPass, which is time-saving and value for money.
Dining options available
Aprés is a restaurant cum bar at Summit One Vanderbilt on the 93rd level, while Edge’s PEAK is on the 101 level (just one floor above the main observation deck).
Both restaurants offer an amazing dining experience allowing you to take in the views of the city from the comfort of your seats.
But unlike Peak, Aprés has an outdoor terrace where guests can stand and have their drinks or snacks.
Duration of stay
The Edge takes around 45 to 60 minutes to explore as it just has one deck.
While Summit takes two to three hours on average owing to the crowd and various experiences (like getting into Levitation skybox, visiting Reflect and Unity rooms, etc.).
If you’re short on time, we suggest you visit The Edge, which has only one triangular balcony, unlike Summit One Vanderbilt, which is spread across three floors.
But factoring in ticket prices, Summit offers a better deal, and you get a choice to pick between daytime and night-time slots.
The view from the Summit is also more clear than The Edge.
However, whichever observatory you decide to go to, make sure you book tickets online and in advance for a much more relaxed experience.