Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

As the western hemisphere’s highest observation deck, the Edge already offered a breathtaking experience with its glass-floor viewing area 1,131 feet in the air. But from Nov. 9, it will take it a step further and allow visitors to scale the side of its Hudson Yards building and lean over the edge.

City Climb, which will be the tallest external building rise in the world, will tie brave thrill seekers to a safe trolly along the outside of the building and open, angular platforms and stairs.

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Two cables will keep them safe on a path that leads up 32 steps to “The Cliff”, a view 1,190 feet in the sky and to “The Stair”, which consists of 151 steps on a 45-degree incline. Finally, climbers will reach “The Apex”, where they can lean out and hang over the platform at 1,271 feet.

Edge City Climb
Photo: Courtesy of Edge

It all ends with a victory round at Edge’s outdoor viewing area on the 100th floor (and a festive medal for the first guests).

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

Every year, it seems like the city’s skyscrapers go into the observation deck game or add them to make them even more exciting, as if it’s not exciting enough to stand high above the city. The Empire State Building has recently renovated its 102nd-floor observatory, and SUMMIT One Vanderbilt has just opened its glass boxes and elevators 1,000 feet into the air. Even the Rockefeller Center enhances its experience – it seeks the blessing of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission with the addition of a tour that would take visitors across its 69th floor and a new “infinite” observation platform.

Perhaps the Marvel Cinematic Universe with all its flying heroes is behind this push for bigger and more cardiac arrest – Michael Gilbane, senior vice president of Related Companies, relates the City Climb experience to the kind of thing only superheroes have been able to do.

“We are extremely proud of the team that master-remembered this entertainment marvel that offers the world an unsurpassed perspective of the city,” he said.

City Climb will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets, which go on sale at 10 am today at edgenyc.com/city ​​ascent, is currently $ 185 and includes the City Climb experience, Edge access, and a digital Edge image. Inauguration guests will also receive a personal video of their ascent and a commemorative medal.

Edge City Climb
Photo: Courtesy of Edge

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