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“Climb to the Summit” of One Vanderbilt for the FDNY Foundation

April 23, 2023

YM/WREA would like to support our friends in a great cause this April! If you would like to learn more or want to participate in the fundraiser and embark on the epic climb for a great cause, please check out the link at the bottom of this post.



The Climb by the Numbers

Date of the climb – April 23, 2023
Location of the Climb – One Vanderbilt
How High You Will Climb – 1,100 Feet
Number of Steps to the Top – 3,291



The FDNY Foundation is proud to partner with SL Green Realty Corp. for the 1st Annual FDNY Foundation Climb to SUMMIT at One Vanderbilt in New York City on Sunday, April 23, 2023. Climbers will race up 1,100 feet in the sky to SUMMIT One Vanderbilt to highlight the importance of physical fitness for the brave FDNY firefighters, EMTs and paramedics who are always ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Funds raised will help purchase stair climbers for FDNY firehouses and EMS stations.

Recently, firefighters had to run up 21 flights of stairs donning full bunker gear weighing upwards of 60 lbs in 70+ degree weather to rescue families trapped in a fire in a high-rise building as the elevators were inoperable. After such a strenuous climb, they then executed a lifesaving roof rope rescue on the outside of the building to save the occupants. Timing, training and physical fitness all played an integral part of the success of this life-saving incident.

One Vanderbilt anchors the modernization of Manhattan and shines like a beacon to the world with its iconic shape, setting a new standard for architecture in New York. Measuring 1,401 feet tall, One Vanderbilt is the tallest commercial skyscraper in midtown Manhattan and among the top 30 tallest buildings in the world. This momentous climb ends at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt located in the crown of the building. SUMMIT is New York’s newest and most immersive observatory experience offering a masterful blend of multisensorial art, technology, and thills amongst 360-views of the skyline.


Once you register, you will automatically become an Individual Fundraiser.  Your $100 entry fee will go toward the $400 minimum fundraising requirement. You will have until April 16, 2023, to complete your fundraising.  Should a portion of the minimum not be raised by the deadline, the credit card that was used to register will be charged the difference.

You can also choose to be part of a team by joining an existing team or creating a new team.  All fundraising will go toward an individual’s fundraising goal but just as fire response teams work together in the line of duty, so too will the fundraising efforts of each climber work to support their team’s fundraising initiative.



April 23, 2023
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One Vanderbilt
1 Vanderbilt Ave
New York, NY 10017 United States
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