Controversy of the Day: Here is the Footage of Base Jumpers Leaping off the One World Trade Center

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Three daring base jumpers and one accomplice released this footage of a death-defying jump off the new tallest building in the world. All of them were arrested Monday in a scenario oddly reminiscent of Philippe Petit's famous wire-walk almost 40 years ago.

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In which One World Trade Center replaces the massive hole in the ground where the Twin Towers once stood. (The time-lapse video was compiled from images captured by EarthCam, which has cameras stationed around the globe). One World Trade Center will top out at 1,776 feet next month, and construction should be complete in December, roughly six years after it began. The building is scheduled to open in spring 2013.

[gizmodo]