inside the mirrored reflection in Summit One Vanderbilt

Kenzo Digital Creates an Immersive Playground at the Top of Summit One Vanderbilt in Manhattan

2022 Best of Year Winner for Installation

The tippy-top of Midtown’s buzziest new skyscraper, Summit One Vanderbilt, developed by SL Green Realty Corp., is a 65,000-square-foot playground that immerses visitors in views extending 80 miles. Glass-box balconies and elevators project out beyond Kohn Pedersen Fox’s base building envelope, levitating 90-odd stories above Madison Avenue; an open-air terrace allows enjoyment of fare from the adjacent Snøhetta-designed café; and the three-level atrium’s experiential installation by Kenzo Digital utilizes 30,375 square feet of mirrors to create the effect of infinite space—an illusion amplified by floating reflective orbs, an animated cumulus-scape, and Clouds, a floor piece by Yayoi Kusama. After dark, the vibe shifts completely, courtesy of a light-and-sound show. Heavenly!

2 people jump in the air inside Summit One Vanderbilt, with NYC visible in the background
a person lies on the ground of Summit One Vanderbilt, with their reflection duplicated throughout the mirrored space
inside the mirrored reflection in Summit One Vanderbilt

a lightbulb tilted to the left on an orange and purple background

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