AIR-Summit One Vanderbilt,New York
“AIR” is a new and futuristic installation, created by the artist Kenzo Digital, located on the top of One Vanderbilt, the fourth tallest skyscraper in New York. The building was inaugurated in September 2020 and is located next to Grand Central Terminal, between 42nd and 43rd street in the heart of Manhattan. It is 427 meters high, including the spire and is designed to be one of the most immersive panoramic experiences in the world. The observatory can certainly offer one of the most spectacular breathtaking views of the city.
The installation is made up of 2500 mirrors and transparent glass walls and is spread over four floors at a height of 369 meters within the SUMMIT platform of the One Vanderbilt. It delivers a sensory experience through a play of reflective surfaces, and manages to give the sensation of walking in a void, suspended between the clouds and the roofs of New York. With an area of ??six thousand square meters distributed from the 91st to the 93rd floor and connected by two glass elevators positioned along the outer wall of the building, Kenzo's work has managed to challenge the perception of space in a completely new way.
The four experiences created by the artist begin with Transcendence, the gigantic environment completely covered with reflective mirrors to Affinity, and immersion of a multitude of floating balloons. It continues to Levitation, the two vertiginous external protrusions completely transparent that give the impression of remaining suspended in air. Then there is the Ascent - a pair of elevators, also made of glass and positioned for eternity, that can reach the summit of up to 369 meters high, where you can conquer the complete view of the Big Apple.
The Summit One Vanderbilt Observation, built specifically to give inspiration, opened on 21 October 2021, leaving its visitors completely breathless.
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