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Edge at Hudson Yards unveils City Climb, the ultimate ‘skyscraping’ adventure

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Edge at Hudson Yards in New York City has officially announced City Climb, “the ultimate skyscraping adventure,” set to open on Nov. 9, 2021.

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Planned to be the highest external building climb in the world, located above Edge, will challenge climbers to scale the outside of a 1,200+ foot building, then lean out from the outdoor platform at the top of the skyscraper. Tickets for the inaugural climbs are available now online.

“City Climb quite literally shouts from the rooftops that tourism is back in New York City and there has never been a more exciting time to visit,” said Jeff T. Blau, chief executive of Related Companies. “This is an adventure unlike anything the City has seen before, and we are thrilled to welcome the world to an experience of a lifetime.”

City Climb is an aerial adventure experience located at the crown of 30 Hudson Yards and offers a unique view of New York City, as guests traverse open-edged platforms and stairways. Following a comprehensive safety briefing, climbers are fitted with specially-designed safety harnesses, and secured to the course by City Climb Guides via two cables attached to a trolley that seamlessly move with the climber throughout the entire journey.

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After ascending 32 steps to The Cliff, and looking down 1,190 feet to the streets below, climbers approach The Stair which consists of 161 steps on an approximately 45-degree incline. Once they reach The Apex at 1,271 feet, climbers will have the chance to lean out and hang over the platform. The experience culminates with a celebratory medal for inaugural guests and a victory lap on Edge’s outdoor viewing area on the 100th floor, where climbers can enjoy the glass floor, angled glass walls, outdoor skyline steps, or a champagne toast in the sky to their accomplishment.

“The architectural details in New York City’s buildings make our skyline one of the most instantly recognizable in the world, but until now the views from these iconic capstones have been reserved for cinematic superheroes,” said Michael Gilbane, senior vice president of Related Companies. “We are exceeding proud of the team who master-minded this entertainment marvel offering the world an unparalleled perspective of the City.”

City Climb will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with opening hours changing seasonally. Tickets are currently $185 and include the City Climb experience, entry to Edge, and a digital Edge image. Inaugural guests will also receive a personalized video from their Climb and a commemorative medal.

To learn more about City Climb, click here.

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