NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - The Tunnel to Towers One World Trade Center stair climb will be held in May after all. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has held the charity climb to raise money to build high-tech homes for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who are triple and quadruple amputees.
But last month, the Durst Organization, which leases and manages One World Trade Center, told the group they couldn't have the stair climb, citing logistical concerns. That is when Fox 5 did a report and interviewed Frank Siller of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
After the report aired, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority, which owns the building, got involved. They convinced the Durst Organization to reconsider and sit down and talk with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Fox 5 has learned that happened and now the stair climb is back on. It will be held at One World Observatory atop 1WTC.
Frank Siller and his family started the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in memory of their firefighter brother, Stephen. On the morning of September 11, 2001, he ran from Brooklyn through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel to Manhattan wearing his full gear and lost his life at the Twin Towers.
The stair climb will be held May 15. Click here to sign up.