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

October 28, 2021

Edge at Hudson Yards, a 1,200-plus-foot-high skyscraper on the West Side of Manhattan, has announced City Climb—what it deems to be “the ultimate skyscraping adventure”—opening November 9.

To complete the challenge, climbers will scale the outside of the supertall building; then. lean out from the outdoor platform at the top of the skyscraper. Ticket sales for the inaugural climbs began on October 26 at edgenyc.com/cityclimb.

“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 that offers guests unparalleled views of New York City, while traversing open edged platforms and stairways.

Following a comprehensive safety briefing, Climbers are fitted with specially designed safety harnesses, and secured into the course by City Climb Guides via two cables attached to a trolley that seamlessly move with the Climber throughout the entire journey.

After ascending 32 steps to The Cliff, and looking down 1,190 feet to the City 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 opportunity 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 bucket list accomplishment.

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

Research contact: @EdgeNYC

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