A glass covered tourist attraction in New York has advised its visitors not to wear skirts and you can imagine the reason why.

Glass viewing platform the Summit One Vanderbilt, which opened on 21 October 21 has warned people that because of its “transparent flooring materials”, skirts aren’t probably the best outfit choice.

“Due to the nature of the space and presence of reflective and transparent flooring materials, we recommend wearing pants, shorts, or tights to enjoy the full SUMMIT experience,” the website says.

“For guests uncomfortable walking on reflective surfaces, we do offer a non-reflective privacy path throughout the space,” it adds, and, USA Today reports that they even offer people free pairs of shorts to borrow instead.

Located in a 1,401 feet tower, the attraction includes three different exhibits, including the largest exterior glass-floor elevator in the world which takes passengers to the highest point in Midtown.

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Marc Holliday, chairman and CEO of Summit’s developer SL Green, said the attraction is “awe-inspiring, magical and needs to be experienced to be understood… it’s a special, thrilling place that New Yorkers and travellers from across the country and the world will want to visit time and time again”.

Kenzo Digital, which created Summit One Vanderbilt, also said the exhibit would “awaken visitors’” senses. In a statement they added: “We’ve created a work that brings innovative storytelling to the best view in New York City – taking the Summit observation deck canvas and elevating it into a transcendent and euphoric experience”.

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