Tunnel to Towers Climb returns to One World Trade in honor of the September 11 first responders

MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) — About a thousand New Yorkers began a 104-story climb on Sunday in honor of the 9-11 first responders.

The Tunnel to Towers climb is sold out for the second year in a row. The first wave started at 5am

Participants climb more than 2,200 steps to the top of One World Trade, simulating the ascent of brave first responders on September 11.

Finishers can enjoy panoramic sunrise views of Lower Manhattan.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation was founded in honor of firefighter Stephen Siller, who ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center on September 11, where he died while saving others.

Money raised from the event will go toward helping injured veterans and first responders.


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