1 World Trade Center
Three men who parachuted off One World Trade Center were found guilty Monday of reckless endangerment and BASE jumping but acquitted of more serious felony burglary charges.
Marko Markovich’s parachute, which had been stashed on the roof in advance, had been gnawed by rats.
The event raised $500,000 to buy a “smart house” for a service man or woman who suffered catastrophic injuries abroad fighting terrorism.
Judge Charles Solomon has refused to toss the top charge of felony burglary related to the September 2013 stunt.
The decision puts James Brady, Marko Markovich, Andrew Rossig and their alleged lookout, Kyle Hartwell, on track for a January trial over the September 2013 stunt.
Justin Casquejo was sentenced Wednesday to 23 days of service, which he already completed. He pleaded guilty in July to breaking a city law against scaling tall buildings without permission.
Justin Casquejo admitted Wednesday he broke a New York City misdemeanor law against scaling tall buildings without permission.
Marko Markovich, James Brady, Andrew Rossig and Kyle Hartwell pleaded not guilty last month to burglary, reckless endangerment and other charges in connection with the Sept. 30 jump.
The owners of One World Trade Center have begun slashing office rent nearly 10 percent, as they have found themselves unable to secure enough tenants.
Charges have been dropped for two CNN producers accused of trying to sneak into the site around the 1 World Trade Center building.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told 1010 WINS that a man, who had an interview for a construction job on the site, managed to walk past a security guard who had opened the gate to let a truck into the site.
Street artist “Judith Supine” said he recorded his climb around 4 a.m. last Tuesday to showcase a piece of his art.
Security concerns are mounting after video of an artist who scaled the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on Tuesday goes undetected until the video evidence was posted on YouTube.
Schumer wants the Department of Homeland Security to test surveillance equipment at the site, survey the perimeter for possible points of illegal entry and check how security guards are performing.
David Velazquez had been security director for The Durst Organization, which took over security of the tower in January.