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On September 30, 2013, three men jumped off the roof of the World Trade Center Freedom Tower and parachuted into the streets of downtown Manhattan. The men turned themselves in to authorities and the above footage from their helmet cams was released yesterday, coinciding with their court arraignment.
James Brady is the jumper whose helmet cam provides the first-person view of what it's like to plummet from the 1,776 foot-tall tower onto the West Side Highway in the middle of the night (spoiler: It's both beautiful and stomach-turning). Brady was reportedly an iron-worker who helped build the Freedom Tower. Andrew Rossig and Marko Markovich joined him on the jump.
According to the New York Post, the jumpers claim through their attorney that any revenue from the video will be donated to charity.
Has there been a rise in "Daredeviling" lately? Every other day we're treated to another video or photo album of someone climbing way too high or falling way too far for the sake of a selfie or a YouTube clip. For heights-fearers, it's made turning on the Internet in the morning a harrowing adventure. So by watching this clip, you're all daredevils. Only try this at home.
(by Bob Powers)