Edge Observation Deck at 30 Hudson Yards

This week, L’Observatoire International will launch its lighting collaboration with Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group for The Edge. Tomorrow, the firm will launch a hi-energy light show in partnership with PRG to celebrate the official opening of the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere at 1,131 feet. The installation will create a luminescent sense of depth and a structural framework defining The Edge’s tower crown. A compelling nighttime addition to L’Observatoire International’s vision for lighting for Hudson Yards’ overall masterplan and towers, including both the Vessel and TAK Room, the show will include projection mapping of the observation deck underside to create a floating effect and beams of light enabled by projectors will trace the crown angles as located on different levels of The Edge. Arresting the eye, the visual layers can be seen in the night sky from vantage points across the entire city. L’Observatoire International have created lighting for some of the most aspirational businesses in the city most recently at Veronika at Fotografiska and The British Gallery at The Met.  The visual spectacle is the design firm’s first public spectacle of this scale, lighting up the New York skyline.


The lighting design for HYNY is coherent and precise, creating a focal point anchoring the unique group of buildings to the skyline and showcasing the city’s newest feat in architecture design.  


L’Observatoire International used an innovative approach to the lighting design by defining each tower with a distinct character at night. Differentiating each structure by magnifying the façade and defining the tower crowns creates a visual rhythm, one that re-defines the Manhattan skyline and inspires further conversation and discovery of the interior and exterior public spaces.


Both balancing the unification of the site and highlighting the key architectural gestures in this master plan, the lighting signature of Hudson Yards is revealed at night as the most adventurous and challenging project in New York City construction history to date.


The light show will run from sunset to midnight daily through April 4th.

Location New York, NY, USA
Architect KPF
Client Related Companies Oxford Properties Group
Type Offices + Workplace
Status In Progress

L'Observatoire Intl Team
Principal Hervé Descottes
Project Leader Carlos Garcia
Project Team Ellisrael Daing Esteban Varas Jeff Taylor Mikael Charpin Papon Kasettratat
Photo Credits Courtesy of Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group