Tucy wrote:I'm curious about this observation deck as well. Both historically and whether it is planned to be reopened.
Was it an open-air deck on the roof of the building? Where was it exactly?
Earlier in the renovation process, I think it was mentioned that it would be coming back. The website for the project does not seem to mention an observation deck. It does say there will be a restaurant on the 49th floor. I find elsewhere some mentions that the observation deck was on the 50th floor.
Which triggers another question... How many floors does this building actually have? Steve Brown likes to call it 52 stories, which, given Steve Brown's proclivities, is probably an exaggeration. The building's website says it is 51 stories. If they are having a restaurant on 49 and (perhaps) an observation deck on 50... I wonder what is on 51. And where is Steve Brown's 52nd floor?
Oh, and Merriman (the renovation architects) says it's 50 stories.
The last I read the observation deck on the top floor was still in the plans and was going to be open to the public. I guess we'll have to wait and see. It's never been open air as far as I know. I used to work across the street on 46 and there's no way that what I could see was open air.
The amenity deck on the pedestal (approx floor 9) is open air and is looking really, really good.
I wonder if the discrepancy between the 50/51 floor reporting depends on how the 2 story lobby is counted? Like most I would take anything Brown reports with a grain of salt.