September 30, 2014 in New York history

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7 years ago on September 30th, 2014

Three parachutists make an early-morning jump from 1WTC, landing nearby in front of the Goldman Sachs building

The breathtaking video of the stunt shocked viewers as to how the jumpers accessed the city's tallest building while it was under construction and were able to glide down to the street on parachutes. The answer would come five months later when four men were arrested for the parachute jump.

One of the men arrested was revealed to have been a construction worker at the site, and they gained access to the site via a hole in a fence. The parachute jump and an earlier trespassing teenager who dressed as a construction worker led to criticism of the building's security practices and the resignation of the site's head of security.

The four men arrested were fined $2,000 and sentenced to community service, but did not receive jail time for the stunt.


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Record Low: 39°F in 1912


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