1,210-Foot Glass Elevator Coming to New York City Skyscraper

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There’s a new attraction coming to New York City—and it’s one thrill-seekers will love.

The SL Green Realty Corp., the largest commercial landlord in the city, is installing an all-glass elevator at its 77-story One Vanderbilt property. The elevator, nicknamed “Ascent,” will take passengers a whopping 1,210 feet above the hustle and bustle of Madison Avenue.

The view, as you can surely imagine, will be something special.

“[It will] redefine the way people experience the intersection between nature and the built environment,” a press release from SL Green said (via Fox News).

If a 1,210-foot glass elevator isn’t enough to satisfy your inner dare devil, don’t worry.

SL Green also intends to install an alternate attraction that’s arguably even crazier: a stationary, all-glass “sky box” called “Levitation” that will jut out from the tower to give guests the feeling that they’re walking on air—1000 feet above the pavement below.

“We have created a destination that offers an interactive experience that will be remembered for a lifetime with the best, amplified views in all of New York City,” said SL Green CEO Marc Holliday in a statement. “It is a special, thrilling place that New Yorkers and travelers from across the country and the world will want to visit time and time again.”

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New York City is currently in the process of reopening, with Mayor Bill De Blasio recently laying out the ambitious goal of removing all pandemic-related restrictions by July 1.

“Our plan is to fully reopen New York City on July 1. We are ready for stores to open, for businesses to open, offices, theaters, full strength,” De Blasio said. “We have poured over the science and the data. This is going to be the summer of New York City. You’re going to see amazing activities, cultural activities coming back. I think people are going to flock to New York City because they want to live again.”

“I think the best way to proceed here is to set out the city’s vision,” De Blasio added. “We’re going to work with the federal government, we’re going to work with the state government, but it’s quite clear it’s time to set a goal and move on that goal.”

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