NYC’s scary new tourist attraction: An all-glass ‘Ascent’ into the sky

Subjecting yourself to voluntary vertigo has never been easier. 

Midtown development One Vanderbilt will soon offer thrill-seekers a fresh way to be scared of New York: an all-glass enclosed elevator on the outside of the building. The see-through human dumbwaiter, called Ascent, will take riders up to 1,210 feet above the city, where they can gaze down upon Madison Avenue.

The journey, along with other interactive features in the crown of developer SL Green’s $3.3 billion, 77-story, 1.7 million-square-foot office tower “will redefine the way people experience the intersection between nature and the built environment,” hypes a press release from the realty corporation.

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