I was dangling from the ledge of a New York skyscraper, the terrifying new US attraction.

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I was dangling from the top of a New York skyscraper, the terrifying new US attraction.

THE UNITED STATES is finally open to British tourists, so we took the first two flights from Heathrow to New York to remind ourselves why the Big Apple is one of the best vacation spots on the planet.

We took a quick tour of the city to see what’s new in the city that never sleeps.

And what did we do when we got there? Of course, we hung over the edge of a massive skyscraper.

Lisa Minot of Sun Travel describes what it was like to visit New York’s terrifying new tourist attraction.

THE DOOR FOLDS OPEN, and I do a backflip as I step onto the teeny-tiny platform.

The view is breathtaking: New York shimmers in the sunlight in all of its glory.

I have a clear view for miles.

But it’s the thought of plummeting thousands of feet that makes me gasp for air.

“Hey Lisa,” our guide Youcef says, motioning me forward.

I shuffle gingerly forward, clutching the cables that secure me to the metal track that snakes around the tiny shelf, as he laughs: “It’s a long way down.”

Year’s best understatement.

I’m frozen in terror 1,190 feet above ground level at the start of the new City Climb attraction at 30 Hudson Yards, a gleaming new skyscraper in Manhattan West.

Over the next hour, I’ll clamber up the side of the building on The Stair, an open-sided metal terror that will take me 161 steps from the Basecamp platform.

Then I’ll summon the courage to lean out of the Apex platform’s side at 1,271 feet.

After it opened this week, I was among the first to try this incredible attraction, which is the world’s highest external building climb.

It’s the big brother of Edge, the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor sky deck, which juts out of the side of the high-rise tower’s 100th floor.

There are views from Central Park, across Manhattan, down to the World Trade Center site, and beyond, thanks to the angled see-through walls and glass floor.

The City Climb takes you even higher, to the top of The Shard, the UK’s tallest building.

The two-hour experience is meant to assist you in overcoming your fears.

We’d worked up the courage to lean out over the Apex and wave at those on the Edge viewing platform below after an hour of climbing.

To begin, you’ll need to know your current weight and height…

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Sun writer Lisa Minot at the Apex on the City ClimbThe peak of the City Climb where Lisa was pictured with stunning views across the New YorkClimbing up the steps with City Climb guidesThe man-made Little Island, a park propped up on space-age stilts jutting out into the Hudson RiverA bed at the Conrad in Midtown, which is a five-minute walk from the Empire State Building

Sun writer Lisa Minot at the Apex on the City ClimbThe peak of the City Climb where Lisa was pictured with stunning views across the New YorkClimbing up the steps with City Climb guidesThe man-made Little Island, a park propped up on space-age stilts jutting out into the Hudson RiverA bed at the Conrad in Midtown, which is a five-minute walk from the Empire State Building

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