Thrill seekers often attempt daredevil feats that most Americans can barely even imagine. However, BASE jumpers, people who parachute from a stationary position, can often find themselves facing serious criminal charges. Recently, a New York ironworker found himself charged with three felonies after a once-in-a-lifetime jump from the new Freedom Tower.
It takes a certain kind of bravery to work in construction on a skyscraper project, and most especially on the tallest building in the country, the newly constructed One World Trade Center. Along with the dizzying heights, workers also have to deal with long hours, sometimes putting in 70 hour work weeks. One worker, who has toiled for the past five years on the project, sometimes spent the night sleeping on the work site because he was too tired to drive home. As this particular hard-hat wearing man was working hundreds of feet up in the air, he just couldn't shake the desire to jump from the building.