Join us on August 19 in celebrating World Photography Day with exclusive sunrise access to the most awe-inspiring space in New York City. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary, in a realm where art and technology unite 1,100 feet above the streets of Manhattan.

Only at SUMMIT can you capture the essence of the city through a room of boundless mirrors, stirring art installations, and thrilling heights. 

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World Photography Day finds its origins in one of the most significant milestones in the history of photography—the announcement of the Daguerreotype, the first practical photographic process, to the public on August 19, 1839. This groundbreaking invention was the result of the collaborative efforts of Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, pioneers in the field of photography.

Over the years, the magic of photography spread far and wide, transcending borders and cultures. As the technology advanced, the art form became more accessible to people from all walks of life. World Photography Day evolved as a global celebration, acknowledging the profound impact of photography on society and the incredible moments it has immortalized.

World Photography Day pays homage to the countless photographers and artists who have contributed to shaping the world of visual storytelling. From capturing historic events and stunning landscapes to preserving intimate emotions and everyday moments, photography has become an indispensable medium for communication and expression.

What to know before you go.

Before your visit, please review our Guest Code of Conduct for tips on getting the most of your upcoming experience at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt.

Bring sunglasses. The reflective materials used throughout SUMMIT create a bright environment, especially at times of full sunlight.

Dress with purpose. SUMMIT features many reflective floors. We recommend pants, shorts, or tights if possible.

Wear comfortable, non-marking shoes. Stiletto heels, work boots, cleats and certain other footwear that can damage flooring are not permitted.