Watch a video of two men BASE jumping off of New York's Freedom Tower

Four men planned the jump back in September, but released footage on Tuesday morning

By Prachi Gupta
March 25, 2014 6:29PM (UTC)
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Back in September, four men orchestrated a BASE jump off of New York City's Freedom Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Early Tuesday morning, the video of the 1,368 foot-fall appeared online. It is incredible.

The New York Daily News reports that the men, Andrew Rossig, James Brady, and Marco Markovich, along with Kyle Hartwell on the ground as a lookout, will be charged with burglary. Other charges are possible.


The video comes just a week after a New Jersey teen found his way to the roof of the 105-story building through a hole in a fence, highlighting security concerns at at One World Trade Center. Though it's not known whether the skydivers used the same hole to get to the roof, Rossig's lawyer, Timothy Parlatore, said, “Certainly it should be embarrassing to the city that after six months they’ve been investigating this and yet they’ve made no efforts to fix the hole in the fence to the No. 1 terror target in the world."

The video shows footage of only two of the skydivers, who landed between the Goldman Sachs building and the Conrad Hotel. The four men are expected to turn themselves in to the NYPD on Thursday.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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