It’s been a busy week for arrests at One World Trade Center . Less than a week after a 16 year old broke into the famed landmark by crawling through a hole and slipping past a security guard to take photos, 4 men were arrested last night after they turned themselves in for BASE jumping off the Freedom Tower. Not before they uploaded the GoPro video footage of their shenanigans to YouTube first though.
Back in September, while the One World Trade was still under construction, James Brady, Kyle Hartwell, Marko Markovich, and Andrew Rossig, also snuck in a hole in the fence and climbed the nation’s tallest building. Three of the men, one was a lookout, BASE jumped off the 1,300ft precipice and landed in a nearby field.
On September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks brought down the twin towers and The Freedom Tower was built in its place. The mayor has called it, “the No 1. terrorist target in the world.” Clearly, questions have arisen about the safety and security of the structure with the news of the break-ins.
Watch the Terrifying Jump in the GoPro Video Below
The extreme sport of BASE jumping is an acronym for the fixed objects one can jump from: building, antenna, span, earth. Using a parachute to break their fall, BASE jumping has recorded over 200 deaths since it began in 1981.