City Climb, the highest external building climb in the world challenges adventurers to scale the outside of a 370+ metre building and lean out from the highest platform in New York City.
“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. Hudson Yards is the newest neighbourhood on Manhattan’s West Side developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group.
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 363m 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 387m, 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.
“The architectural details in New York City’s buildings make our skyline one of the most instantly recognisable 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 exceedingly 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 AM to 6 PM. 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 will also receive a personalised video from their Climb and a commemorative medal.