Along with the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, One Vanderbilt is one of three landmarks that define Manhattan’s skyline. Designed by KPF, One Vanderbilt’s massing comprises four interlocking and tapering volumes that spiral toward the sky, an elegant shape in sympathetic proportion to these iconic neighbors. The tapered massing allows more light and air down to the street. Reaching 427 meters in height, One Vanderbilt is the tallest office tower in Midtown Manhattan, NY. The tower was opened in 2020.
One Vanderbilt offers 1.7 million square feet of Class-A office space, featuring column-free expanses and stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows. A 30,000 square-foot amenity floor with outdoor garden terraces, as well as world-class dining headed by esteemed, Michelin star-rated chef Daniel Boulud, will round out the building’s offerings.
Glass elevators and an observation deck are under construction at the top of the tower. The attraction is split into three parts called Ascent, Levitation and Summit. Ascent is a glass elevator complete with a transparent floor that will take visitors up the outside of the super tall skyscraper to a height of 369 meters. Glass boxes that form part of an attraction called Levitation will protrude from the side of the building, allowing guests to look down over the city from 324 meters. The observation deck called Summit and will feature high glass perimeter walls and an open-air bar.
The tower has won numerous awards including Interior Design NYCxDesign Awards 2021, Award of Merit - Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Category (ENR NY Regional Best Projects 2020), Urban Design Award - Merit (AIA NY 2018), Best Futura Mega Project (MIPIM Awards 2020), The Chicago Athenaeum Award 2016, etc.