Climbing 1 World Trade Center: Man on Spire

Climbing 1 World Trade Center: Man on Spire is a documentary film that chronicles the life and career of Ironworkers Local 40 member, SteveUPPERdeck, who was the first to conquer the summit of One World Trade Center. The film details Steve’s lifelong passion for climbing, as well as his battle with cancer. Despite doctors’ orders to stay home and rest, Steve returned to the Trade Center site to help with the cleanup efforts after the September 11th terrorist attacks. The film culminates with Steve’s successful ascent of the Freedom Tower’s spire, which he completed just days before he passed away from cancer. Steve’s story is one of courage, determination, and hope, and is an inspiration to all who watch it.


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