Summit One Vanderbilt, New York City’s newest tourist destination, which has an observation deck overlooking the skyline, had to issue a warning to visitors about dress codes to protect them from exposure to its reflective floors and ceilings.
“Please dress appropriately to avoid unwanted exposure to glass and glass floors. We recommend wearing pants, shorts or tights whenever possible,” read the tips on the website. This suggestion is to save unsuspecting visitors the embarrassment and concerns over potential upskirting.
The three-story skyscraper on the 91st to 93rd floors of Vanderbilt Avenue opened on October 21. It promised the “most immersive observatory” experience, taking thrill-seekers from 1,200 feet to 1,401 feet to the streets of New York and the skyline in all-glass lifts.
The fourth tallest skyscraper in New York City offers breathtaking views from the tallest point in Midtown.
But the tourist magnet with glass ceilings, glass floors and glass walls soon sparked a fear of upskirting New York Post. The Summit’s management was fortunately aware of the potential design flaw in advance.
Most visitors, who paid between $39 and $73 for the opening ticket, dressed appropriately to protect themselves from blush. Although some people were unaware of the dangers of wearing a dress or skirt, some did not care.
Hailey, 33, of Washington Heights told Post That she wore a flowing summer dress with shorts underneath because “it wasn’t worth the risk”.
Younes Lee, 30, said he didn’t get a chance to read the warning, but added: “It doesn’t really bother me.”
Summit said it provided a free pair of black shorts for those who had not read the advice and wanted to save themselves embarrassment while enjoying excellent skyline views.
Summit’s creator, Kenzo Digital, described it as a cathedral for human connection. “I Made Air” [the immersive art experience] For New Yorkers, it is, first and foremost, an oasis, a Central Park in the sky, so that they can escape and feel the power of the present moment. It is a place of contemplation, meditation and enjoyment,” said Mr. Digital.
He added that the installation “shares the heady spirit of aspiration and inspiration given by New York … a beacon of the possibility that New York is, could be, will be.”
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