SUMMIT One Vanderbilt in New York, NY

45 East 42nd StreetNew York, NY 10017
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SUMMIT One Vanderbilt offer a mind-bending experience with stunning views and immersive exhibits. Located in NYC’s iconic One Vanderbilt skyscraper, explore three levels of multi-sensory experiences and spectacular 360-degree views of the city and beyond. And feel an adrenaline rush as you step out onto glass ledges over 1,100 feet above Madison Avenue.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • A great experience for the whole family.
  • Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Guests are welcome to take photos, however selfie sticks, professional cameras and video are prohibited.
  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted, but you'll find food and beverages, including cocktails, available for purchase on-site at Après.
  • Large bags, backpacks, and luggage are not allowed.
  • Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes. Stiletto heels, work boots, cleats and other footwear that can damage mirrored flooring are not permitted.
  • Dress appropriately to avoid unwanted exposure on glass and mirrored floors. Pants, shorts or tights is recommended.
  • If visiting during the day, we recommend bringing sunglasses.


from SUMMIT One Vanderbilt
SUMMIT One Vanderbilt blends elements of art and technology, taking the concept of an "observation deck" to entirely new heights. Explore three levels of mind-bending multi-sensory immersive experiences and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of New York City and beyond.

Get a sense of rush as you step out on two glass ledges suspended 1,100 feet above Madison Avenue or 335 meters. Enjoy food and cocktails from Après, providing a relaxing and serene contrast to the city's energy.

From Grand Central, your journey begins with a resetting of your senses. You ascend, breaking through into another realm.

Immerse yourself in the digital art installation by Kenzo Digital, an artist that has taken the sky high canvas of SUMMIT and created one of the largest mind-bending cultural experiences in NYC called Air.

You emerge into a boundless, structureless world, one with its own relationship to physics and time.

From a new perspective, you revel in the breadth of the spectacle and witness the ecstatic first moments of new visitors entering the space.

The experience evolves, becomes interactive, playful, as you connect physically to the space.

Finally, you become part of the space itself—your cloud portrait part of a mesmerizing, infinitely evolving sky.

As the sun sets, the magic of Air takes a new form as dramatic waves of color electrify Transcendence and Affinity, turning SUMMIT One Vanderbilt into a beacon of light and energy, visible to all of New York City and beyond.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is a must-see attraction on your next visit to NYC!

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt Reviews

6 Reviews
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Rachael Lang
Madison, WI
1 Review
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"Really Cool Observation Deck"
March 2024 NEW
Summit One Vanderbilt was a really unique experience compared to the other observation decks in the city. The floor-to-ceiling reflective surfaces were very cool and artistic.
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Tip: Bring sunglasses and don't wear skirts/dresses

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Sharon Grisham
Cincinnati, OH
1 Review
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"The Summit"
December 2023
The staff when entering was very rude. We arrived early with no place to sit. We had tickets so we were not homeless. We could not sit on the floor or steps. Both security and Summit employees. Then we were told we could not go 1/2 early by another staff member asked for a manager who approved what we were told. Going inside they were rude. Only nice person was a young black man. Very nice young man. Then a white guy by the infinity shapes.
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Tip: Very interesting but my daughter wanted to go, not something I would have considered.

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Katherine K.
Springfield, MO
7 Reviews
"A Unique NYC Experience"
September 2023
An incredible experience that incorporates the beautiful NYC skyline with fun, interactive elements that make for amazing photos and videos. Balloon rooms with mirrored floors were incredibly fun for all ages.
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Tip: Be prepared to take a lot of photos and I would avoid wearing a skirt or dress with the mirrored and glass flooring.

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Kelsi J.
Colorado Springs, CO
27 Reviews
"Incredible Experience"
September 2023
Summit One Vanderbilt was so unique and fun! I loved that each space had a different interactive experience and the view was unbeatable. Everyone should visit Summit when they are in NYC.
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Tip: Prepare to spend at least an hour exploring every nook and cranny of this observation deck.

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Karen Castro
Juncos, PR
1 Review
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"Summit Vanderbilt"
August 2023
Excelente experiencia y las entradas a super buen precio, servicio de excelencia.
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Tip: Confíen que no se van arrepentir , la mejor decisión

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Abhishek Aggarwal
Cambridge, MA
1 Review
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"Awesome experience worth every penny"
July 2023
Summit One Vanderbilt is an awesome experinece. The skyline view that you get plus the wholesome experience created through the balloon room, mirror floors and levitation balcony, is completely mesmerinsing. They organized everything very nicely.
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Tip: Charge your cell phones cause you are going to take a lot of pictures.

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Frequently Asked Questions about SUMMIT One Vanderbilt

Where is SUMMIT One Vanderbilt?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is located on the top floors of One Vanderbilt, New York City’s most exciting new skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. Entry to SUMMIT is through the main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, easily accessible by car, MTA subway, bus, and LIRR/Metro-North commuter rail. Address: 45 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017. The entrance is located on the Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal.

Does SUMMIT One Vanderbilt have parking?

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt does not offer on-site parking. Nearby parking facilities are available in the area. Rates, hours, and space availability may vary.

How long does SUMMIT One Vanderbilt take?

Allow 2 to 3 hours to enjoy the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt experience. It's so much more than a great view.

What should I wear?

Guests are required to wear a shirt and shoes at all times while on the premises. Offensive or threatening language and messaging on apparel are not permitted. Due to the nature of the space and the 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.

Is the attraction wheelchair accessible?

Every level of the space is fully accessible to guests using mobility devices. While guests are encouraged to bring their own, a limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I bring my camera?

Guests are welcome to take photos with personal, handheld devices, however, professional photography equipment is not permitted. Professional photos of your visit are also available for purchase throughout the space.

Can I bring my pet?

While SUMMIT One Vanderbuit welcome service animals and service animals in training, pets and emotional support animals are not permitted on the premises for the safety and well-being of all guests.

Are there public restrooms available?

Restrooms are not accessible until reaching the first upper floor of the experience, about 15 minutes into your visit. Please plan accordingly.