The incriminating video, which was filmed last September, had been kept a secret until James Brady and Andrew Rossig turned themselves in on Monday. According to the New York Times, Brady and Rossig felt that their stunt made clear the need for more vigilance and security at the city's tallest tower.
"We just kind of walked in," said parachutist Rossig, 33. "It's supposed to be the most secure building in the world. God forbid it was somebody else getting in there with a real intention to harm New Yorkers," he added.
The base-jumping crew climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center at 3 a.m. on September 30th of last year. The entire experience was filmed from the jump to a shockingly good landing in the quiet city streets.
In the video, it looks like the jumpers are in the clear when they make theie landing, but they were not. A Goldman Sachs building security guard actually saw them folding up their chutes and called the police.
Four people, including the three jumpers and an accomplice, will be charged with both trespassing and burglary.
The ease of access to the tower was demonstrated once again last week when Justin Casquejo, a 16-year-old boy, walked past sleeping security at the 1 World Trade Center and marched his way to the top.
20 Mar, 2014
Just before dawn this past Sunday, a skinny New Jersey teen with a daredevil’s love of heights allegedly wiggled through a one-by-one-foot hole in the fence surrounding One World Trade Center. He made his way past two security guards and went all the way up to the symbolic spire of America’s tallest building, built to be an icon of freedom.For two hours, the 16-year-old, identified as Justin Casquejo from Weehawken, took in the panoramic view and snapped photos of the glistening night-lit landscape, authorities said, as first reported by the New York Post. When he made his way back down, a construction worker stopped him and called Port Authority police, who took him into custody and charged him with misdemeanor trespassing. His cellphone and camera were confiscated.
Justin is no longer in custody, however.
According to the criminal complaint, the teen had canvassed ground zero and planned his exploit carefully.
“I walked around the construction site and figured out how to access the Freedom Tower rooftop,” he told police afterward. “I found a way up through the scaffolding, climbed onto the sixth floor, and took the elevator up to the 88th floor. I then took the staircase up to 104th (floor). I went to the rooftop and climbed the ladder all the way to the antenna.”
After he apparently found the small opening in the perimeter fence, an unsuspecting elevator operator brought Justin – who was without ID and may have donned construction apparel – to the 88th floor. Here, the teen walked passed a sleeping security guard before making his way to the spire.
The elevator operator has since been reassigned, and the sleeping guard was fired.
ANY WONDER SO MANY STILL QUESTION HOW FAR IN ADVANCE OF THE 9/11 ATTACKS THE TWIN TOWERS' SECURITY MAY HAVE BEEN BREACHED?
DID, AS SOME FIREFIGHTERS, POLICEMEN, AND SURVIVORS HAVE SAID, SOMEONE PLANT EXPLOSIVE DEVICES INSIDE THE TOWERS BEFORE 9/11?
IT IS A SURE THING THAT SOMEONE COULD DO SO TODAY!
WE MAY NEVER KNOW HOW MANY TIMES SUCH SECURITY BREACHES HAVE OCCURRED...AFTER ALL, THIS IS EMBARRASSING FOR ALL INVOLVED IN THE SECURITY OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.
IT HAPPENED BEFORE...
NEWS OF SUCH LAX SURFACED PRIOR TO AND AFTER 9/11.
FEW ARE AWARE THAT ONE OF THE BUSH BOYS, MARVIN, WAS A PRINCIPAL OF THE COMPANY IN CHARGE OF SECURITY AT THE TWIN TOWERS. THE COMPANY HE HELD INTEREST IN, STRATESEC (FORMERLY KNOWN AS SERCUACOM) , WAS THE VERY COMPANY THAT CALLED OFF HEIGHTENED SECURITY 5 DAYS BEFORE THE "ATTACKS".
NOR DO BUT A FEW KNOW THAT STRATESEC WAS ALSO BACKED BY A KUWAITI COMPANY CALLED KuwAm.
MARVIN BUSH ALSO SERVED ON THAT COMPANY'S BOARD.
IT WENT BELLY-UP IN 2002...
<<Stratesec, was delisted from the American Stock Exchange in July 2002 due to inability to make financing payments to ES Bankest, its primary shareholder, and other financial problems.
Securacom listed among its clients Washington Dulles International Airport, Hewlett-Packard, EDS, United Airlines, Gillette, MCI, the World Trade Center, and other facilities including hospitals, prisons, corporations, utilities, and universities>>
BUT BEFORE THAT...
<<After the 1993 bombing, a company called Stratesec was responsible for the overall integration of the new WTC security system. In the few years leading up to 9/11, Stratesec also had contracts to provide security services for United Airlines, which owned two of the planes that were destroyed on 9/11, and Dulles Airport where American Airlines Flight 77 took off.>>
OH, BTW, THE POWER WAS DOWN IN TOWER 2 THE WEEKEND BEFORE THE "ATTACKS". NO SECURITY CAMERAS, NO ALARMS, NO ELECTRONIC SECURITY LOCKS, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING AND GOING WHO WERE "WORKING ON THE PROBLEM".
WHO WAS CHECKING CREDENTIALS?
WHO WAS EXAMINING TOOL BAGS, ETC?
NO ONE CAN REMEMBER THAT.
NO ONE REMEMBERS AND ALL SECURITY TAPES/RECORDS OF THAT WEEKEND WERE LOST.<<Surveillance tapes and maintenance logs are among the missing evidence as investigators try to figure out why the World Trade Center collapsed, federal officials said Monday. ... The lost records probably contain vital information that could help answer questions, Sunder said. Investigators are trying to locate copies of many destroyed documents from the building's owners and city agencies. [FortWayne.com] >>
FIREFIGHTERS AND OTHERS TRYING TO RESCUE VICTIMS AS WELL AS SURVIVORS DO REMEMBER MANY LOCKED DOORS, LOCKED DOORS THAT LED TO STAIRWELLS THAT COULD HAVE SAVED ALMOST EVERYONE, AND THE ROOF DOORS WERE LOCKED, WHICH IS WHY NO ONE WAS RESCUED FROM EITHER ROOF.
<<Authorization and the means to unlock those heavy steel doors came from a security center located on the 22nd floor. But the security center wasn’t able to help. Falling debris knocked it out almost as soon as the first airliner hit the tower. . . .>>
NO FAILSAFE ON THAT?
JUST THE ONE MEANS OF UNLOCKING ALL THE DOORS?
I CAN UNDERSTAND THE ROOF BEING LOCKED, BUT THE STAIRWELL DOORS?
WHY, WHY WOULD STAIRWELL DOORS EVER BE LOCKED IN A HIGH-RISE BUILDING?
NO ONE UNDERSTANDS TO THIS DAY WHY SECURITY TOLD PEOPLE AFTER THE FIRST 'PLANE' HIT TO STAY PUT, WHY THERE WERE ANNOUNCEMENTS TELLING THOSE WHO HAD BEGUN TO FLEE FOR THEIR LIVES TO "GO BACK TO WORK".
"Michael Cartier, 24, of Jackson Heights, said his sister Michelle, who worked in Tower One, told him that after the first plane struck, "'People began to evacuate, but an announcement over the intercom said everything was all right, no need to evacuate.'
""If this is true," Michael Cartier said, "they told people to go back to their desks. There should be an investigation."
"Officials of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the Trade Center, declined to discuss the evacuation. "I have no comment on anything relating to that incident," said Ernesto Butcher, the chief operating officer.
"...Dan Baumbach, a software engineer who lives in Merrick, had an 80th-floor office at One World Trade Center, where he saw the flying debris and knew it was time to move.
"But heading down the stairs, he and four other co-workers suddenlycame upon 100 others, who were told by a building official, "We'llget you out; be calm, just stay here."
""There was no way we were going to stay there," said Baumbach, 24, who was then warned: "You can try it, but it's at your own risk."
"Many stayed. Baumbach did not.
'If they had continued on and exited the building, all of their lives would have been spared. As it was, that's not the way it happened. "As soon as we reached the concourse level, the security guard stopped us and said, 'Where are you going?' Stanley explained about seeing the fire in Tower One. According to Stanley, the guard said, "Oh, that was just an accident. Two World Trade is secured. Go back to your office."' [Mercola]
WHO WERE THOSE PEOPLE TELLING EVERYONE TO STAY PUT, TO GO BACK TO THEIR DESKS? SECURITY?
WHAT WERE THEY TRYING TO "SECURE"? THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS?
September 12, 2001NEW YORK NEWSDAY
The World Trade Center was destroyed just days after a heightened security alert was lifted at the landmark 110-story towers, as an article in New York Newsday reported about the removal of bomb-sniffing dogs just five days before the attack. Daria Coard, 37, a guard at Tower One, said the security detail had been working 12-hour shifts for the past two weeks because of numerous phone threats. But on Thursday, bomb-sniffing dogs were abruptly removed.
WHILE THE SECURITY COMPANY HUNTLEIGH WAS SUED OVER LAX SECURITY AT LOGAN AIRPORT ON 9/11, HUNTLEIGH SHARED THOSE DUTIES WITH OTHERS...WITH WHOM?
I'M STILL TRYING TO FIND THAT OUT.
WELL, DIDN'T STRATESEC/SECRACOM LIST UNITED AIRLINES AND DULLES INTERNATIONAL AS CLIENTS?
5 HIJACKERS FLEW OUT OF DULLES, AND HIJACKERS FLEW ON UNITED...United Airlines Flights 175 and 93 and American Airlines Flights 77 and 11 were hijacked. WHY WASN'T STRATESEC SUED AS WELL?
SECURITY AT WTC?
WASN'T SO MUCH PRIOR TO 9/11, DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE MUCH NOW.