9/11 Memorial Tower Climb


The 2024 tower climb will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2024. More details will follow and registration will open this summer. Please check back for more information on the 2024 climb!

The event is not a timed race, but a way for first responders and the community to honor and remember the ultimate sacrifice made by the fallen first responders.

City Center Security & City Center Management are hosting a tower climb in honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The World Trade Center Towers each consisted of 110 floors and 2071 steps. During the City Center climb, participants this year will climb 36 floors 3 times which is nearly the 110 floors of the World Trade Center. There will be various tributes to memorialize the fallen first responders including a local bugler playing TAPS, A Bugler’s Cry, a dedicated moment of silence recognizing the timeline that unfolded on September 11, 2001, and each of today’s heroes – our local first responders – will carry a name and photo of a hero who responded to the World Trade Centers.

The bells will continue to toll at marked times throughout the event and hold a moment of silence for
the strike of each tower, the pentagon, the crash of flight 93 and collapse of both towers, as time

Of the 2,977 victims killed in the September 11 attacks, 415 were first responders, including 343 firefighters; 37 Port Authority and New Jersey police officers; 23 New York City police officers; eight private EMTs and paramedics; three New York State Court Officers; one New York Fire Patrol officer and one FBI Special Agent.

Over the course of three hours, 121 engine companies, 62 ladder companies and 27 fire officers were deployed to the scene. All off-duty firefighters were recalled—the first time the FDNY issued a total recall in more than 30 years.



2023 Gallery


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This event is only open to certified law enforcement officers/first responders.

Media Contact:

Carolyn Alvey
Aardvark Communications
972.423.4144 Office
214.394.0078 Cell

What's the Buzz

City Center has new neighbors! We’re proud to take part in the movement for a more eco-conscious city by installing a beehive on The Grill’s patio in City Club! Our beehive will be home to thousands of bees. Our new colleagues are pollinating the urban flora that surrounds us this summer. At the end of the season, we’ll harvest their honey and share it with our community.

What about stings, you ask? No need to fret! Bees really aren’t interested in human beings. They have one goal, and one goal only: to collect nectar and pollen from flowers within a 3-mile radius of their hive and bring it back to ensure the colony’s development.

Plus, bees die when they sting. It causes them to lose their stinger and a part of their abdomen - meaning they really have no interest in doing so, unless they feel their colonys threatened.

Our project is in collaboration with Alvéole, a social beekeeping company that has been around since 2013. They have partnered with hundreds of schools and companies like ours on beekeeping projects. Each hive creates greater ecological awareness, allowing city dwellers to reconnect with nature and adjust their sense of responsibility towards the environment. This season, we will discover the ties that bind us to bees and the flora and fauna that surround us, right here in the city.

Visit City Center Hive