Sunrise from the SUMMIT
19. August 2022
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
World-Architects spent the morning of World Photography Day (August 19) watching the sunrise from SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, a three-story immersive experience more than 1,000 feet above the sidewalks of Midtown Manhattan.
The above photo, which shows a reflection of the sunrise next to a view of some of the Billionaire's Row supertall towers near Central Park, subtly hints at the way mirrored surfaces prevail at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, affecting how visitors take in the panoramic views of New York and New Jersey. Kenzo Digital's Air — a two-story hall of mirrors that opened to great fanfare last October — anchors the multiple experiences at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, which also comprise glass ledges that cantilever from the skyscraper's facade, a cafe and outdoor terrace, and glass elevators that climb another 120 feet up the outside of the tower.
Below is a slideshow of our World Photography Day visit to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt and our "immersion" in Air.