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The NYC Freedom Tower Base Jump Involves Lax Security and a Lot of Guts

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: theverge
The NYC Freedom Tower BASE Jump may have taken place at the end September of last year, but the daring culprits only turned themselves in this Monday, with their footage hitting the World Wide Web the same day. Incredible and intense, the video shows the staggering height of the 1,776-foot tower at 1 World Trade Center as well as the exhilaration of actually performing the illegal stunt.

Although the blame of the NYC Freedom Tower BASE Jump stunt clearly rests on the shoulders of the men who did it, light has been shed on the lax security of the building. Andrew Rossig, one of the men who was involved with the stunt, says, "It's supposed to be the most secure building in the world. God forbid it was somebody else getting in there with a real intention to harm New Yorkers." Stats for Illegal City Stunts Trending: This Year & Average
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