The Complete Guide to Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market Guide: What to expect on The Roof

The Roof (yes, that’s the official name) isn’t slated to open until 2016, but here are three things to expect, in addition to a sweeping view of three skylines.

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A carnival theme

The rooftop is intended to be an homage to the amusement park that stood on the site a century ago. There will even be a slide (for adults!) to a viewing platform inside the giant marquee. One inspiration: the Rich’s Pink Pig.

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Old-school transportation

The building’s original freight elevator, complete with a real live operator, will ferry folks to the 10th floor.

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Games galore

Visitors can play boardwalk-style games like skeeball and mini golf. There will also be a restaurant (rumors of a brewpub and a steakhouse abound) and a space that can be rented for events. —Feifei Sun

Illustrations by Claire McCracken