If you find yourself in the Grand Central area often, you've definitely noticed that construction on One Vanderbilt, what's gonna be NYC's newest skyscraper, is well underway.

Well underway, meaning, underway enough to merit a makeshift sidewalk for commuters to walk through #thankgod.

If you think the congestion will ever clear up, however, just wait until construction is finished– the 1,020 foot observatory is expected to generate "similarly high revenue as the Empire State observatory."

What luck.

As reported by Curbed NY, the observation deck will be accessible to the public and will be an indoor and outdoor space. It will also be accessible through Grand Central.

The firm that designed the observatories at Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Shard in London, GSM, is designing the deck at One Vanderbilt.

After One Vanderbilt's deck opens, tourists will have a few observatories to choose from besides the Empire State Building, including One World Trade Center's and, in 2019, 30 Hudson Yards', which will reportedly be the tallest. 


According to Bloomberg, the number of observatories across the city doesn't appear to be a problem for sales so far.


One Vanderbilt is expected to be completed in 2020.

[via Curbed NY] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]