Edge NYC to Debut ‘City Climb’ Aerial Experience at 30 Hudson Yards

Edge NYC at 30 Hudson Yards is set to open City Climb, a new attraction for the supertall observatory in Hudson Yards. Billed as the “highest external building climb in the world,” the experience will invite guests to ascend a set of stairs along the precipice of the Kohn Pederson Fox-designed skyscraper’s slanting crown more than 1,200 feet above street level, and even lean out from a platform at the tip of the building.

“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, developer of 30 Hudson Yards along with Oxford Properties Group. “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 at 30 Hudson Yards. Photo courtesy of Edge

City Climb at 30 Hudson Yards. Photo courtesy of Edge

Following a safety briefing, guests strap on safety harnesses and clip into a track that extends along the entire course via two cables. 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 hang over the edge of the platform. The experience also includes admission to Edge’s outdoor viewing area on the 100th floor.

City Climb at 30 Hudson Yards. Photo courtesy of Edge

City Climb at 30 Hudson Yards. Photo courtesy of Edge

City Climb at 30 Hudson Yards. Photo courtesy of Edge

“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 exceedingly proud of the team who masterminded this entertainment marvel offering the world an unparalleled perspective of the city.”

City Climb opens to the public on November 9 and 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 personalized video from their climb and a commemorative medal.

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20 Comments on "Edge NYC to Debut ‘City Climb’ Aerial Experience at 30 Hudson Yards"

  1. David in Bushwick | October 27, 2021 at 9:06 am | Reply

    Oh boy, I might need to do this.

  2. After the numerous deaths (suicides?) at the Vessel, who thought this was a great idea?
    How long before someone falls by hanging from straps over 1,000 feet above the street below?

    What’s next… trampolines atop Central Park Tower?! 🤣😨

    • I thought about the exact same thing…yikes!!!! Hopefully the harnesses are set up so that the guests cannot undo them…

  3. David : Sent From Heaven. | October 27, 2021 at 9:20 am | Reply

    When they climb, the views have been reserved for them. City Climb at 30 Hudson Yards, and the opportunity to hang over the edge of the platform. Exciting development in the big city: Thank you.

  4. Let’s see: one of the windiest parts of the (high) city, total amateurs with nothing but money to qualify them and in any condition of health (including heart health). Birds, sun, other tourists, and time-constraints to distract “adventurers,” highly used equipment with uncertain inspections in between usage, with all kinds of human “weights” (you must be this tall, but no taller…this heavy, but no heavier…).
    What could possibly go wrong!?

  5. I will get to see them every day from my window along with those who hang their feet out of helicopters over Manhattan. Always a circus going on here in our city.

  6. I’m homeless and have kids, We are all disabled. I need apartment for rent.
    its my birthday.

  7. And of course they have a qualified safety person checking out everything like on the Alec Baldwin movie set in New Mexico.

  8. Well, I’m definitely not against it. It must be an incredible experience, but I don’t if it’s something for me. I’m quite interested in tall buildings and observatories, but this might be a bit too extreme. 😬
    Really cool though.

  9. So they close the Vessel and allow people to climb atop a 1,300′ skyscraper. This isn’t going to end well.

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