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SUMMIT Experience

Set atop the tallest commercial skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan (1,401 feet, 427 meters), SUMMITOne Vanderbilt, an observatory high atop Grand Central Terminal, was conceived as an installation that compels you to question your perception of the built environment, the natural world around you, and your sensorial reality.

Explore three levels of multi-sensory immersive experiences, a unique combination of art and design central NYC’s DNA.

Your journey at the top of One Vanderbilt starts in Transcendence: part of AIR, a story-driven immersive experience designed by Kenzo Digital, mixing transparency and reflectivity to create the illusion of boundless space.

Enjoy a beautiful art installation in Reflect: on display in the most famous art galleries across the world, “CLOUDS” is comprised of stainless-steel cloud-like shapes, designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Your experience then evolves and becomes interactive and playful in Affinity where you are invited to connect physically to the space by playing with highly reflective orbs floating around the room.

Then it’s time for a thrilling experience at Levitation: the sky boxes allow you to step out from the envelope of the building and stand on transparent glass 1,070 feet (325 meters) above Madison Avenue, with the hustle and bustle of city streets directly beneath you.

In Unity: you are invited to become part of the space itself – your 3D face capture transformed into a cloud in a mesmerizing, infinite cloudscape display on a giant screen.On the last floor of SUMMIT, you’ll find the sky-high lounge and café Après, featuring bespoke light fare and an innovative cocktail program curated by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events. Après’s offerings can be enjoyed inside the Nordic themed lounge and café or outside on the SUMMIT Terrace. The SUMMIT Terrace wraps around the south and west sides of One Vanderbilt and is the perfect open air viewing spot to take in the incredible views for up to 80 miles while toasting your experience.

Location: 45 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. Entrance located on the Main Concourse Level of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal, inside Vanderbilt Passage

Opening hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1pm-9pm, Fridays & Saturdays: 9am-11pm, Sundays 10am-9pm.

Experience Includes

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  • General admission to all three floors of SUMMIT
  • AIR: animmersive art experience that mixes transparency & reflectivity –an Instagram dream
  • REFLECT: a beautiful art installation by famous artist Yayoi Kusama.
  • LEVITATION: two transparent glass enclosed skyboxes extending from SUMMIT –feel the bustle and hustle from 1,070feet (325 meters) above the street
  • Access to Après, an exclusive food and cocktail concept by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events
  • Guaranteed entry on your chosen date and time
  • Print your tickets in advance or simply present on your smart phone for instant access
  • BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - our SUMMIT Tickets can be cancelled with a full refund

Departs

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is open daily, year round.

Departure location

The entrance to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is located on the Main Concourse Level of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal, inside Vanderbilt Passage.

Additional information

Directions

The entrance to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is located on the Main Concourse Level of Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal, inside Vanderbilt Passage.

Street-level access is located at 45 East 42nd Street, between Vanderbilt and Madison Avenues.

The nearest subway lines are the 4, 5, 6, 7, and Shuttle at Grand Central, 42nd Street.

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt is also convenient to NYC bus service via the M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32, and M42.

Metro North trains on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines arrive at Grand Central Terminal from the surrounding suburbs for easy access.

Nearby parking garages for private vehicles are available in the area for an additional charge. Rates, hours, and space availability may vary. A nearby Access-a-Ride Paratransit Service drop off and pick-up location is on the corner of East 43rd Street and Lexington Avenue.

Terms & Conditions

  • To help control capacity, all guests must pre-book a time slot before visiting the SUMMIT. Your SUMMIT ticket guarantees entry for the selected date and time.
  • Your gate-ready SUMMIT ticket will enable you to move directly past the ticketing and voucher redemption queue. However, you will still need to join the line for the elevator and mandatory security check.
  • Cancellation Policy: Tickets can be cancelled for free up to 72 hours before your selected date/time.