Video: Freedom Tower BASE jump

“Footage that’s simultaneously old and new,” Allahpundit writes, explaining that the BASE jump from the top of the Freedom Tower, in New York, that lit up the headlines, occurred six months ago but that the clip didn’t arrive on YouTube until yesterday. (For those unfamiliar with the term BASE jumping, the first word, in all caps, is an acronym for “building, antenna, span, and Earth.”)

The action in the clip below doesn’t begin until 2:39, but from there the ride down is fairly breathtaking. The descent lasts a little over a minute. There is, as Allah notes, profanity. If that bothers you, you’re advised to watch with the sound muted.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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