New glass observation deck opens to public in NYC
Summit One Vanderbilt is a brand new observation deck in Manhattan, offering tourists and residents alike an unprecedented view of New York City.
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The Summit One Vanderbilt attraction in New York City wants visitors to enjoy the all its glass ceilings, glass floors and glass walls but there’s one caveat – don’t wear a skirt.
The reflective flooring inside the building can lead to “unwanted exposure” for guests wearing skirts or dresses, the attraction’s website says. Those who choose to wear skirts or dresses will not be penalized, a Summit One Vanderbilt spokesperson told USA TODAY.
The Summit One Vanderbilt, which opened Thursday, is located inside a new 1,401-foot tall tower. It includes three exhibits on three different floors; the “Air” exhibit features skyline views and reflective, mirrored floors.
“Due to the nature of the space and presence of reflective and transparent flooring materials, we recommend wearing pants, shorts, or tights to enjoy the full SUMMIT experience. For guests uncomfortable walking on reflective surfaces, we do offer a non-reflective privacy path throughout the space,” read the suggestion on the website.
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The Summit told USA TODAY it does offer black shorts for those who had not read the advisory at no cost. Guests who would like complimentary black shorts must ask for them when they arrive.
The creator of the Summit, Kenzo Digital, said the Air exhibit was created to “awaken” visitors’ senses and will transform their “relation to physical space.”
“We’ve created a work that brings innovative storytelling to the best view in New York City – taking the Summit observation deck canvas and elevating it into a transcendent and euphoric experience,” Kenzo Digital’s website read.
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