World Trade Center Parachutist Faces Felony Charges, Couldn’t Care Less
32-year-old boss James Brady was an ironworker for five years on the World Trade Center before BASE jumping off it with two others last September. He now faces felony charges of burglary, trespassing and reckless endangerment. It was, as he explained to the New York Post today, WORTH IT.
“It’s amazing,” he told The Post when asked to describe the now-infamous plunge. “If you could take the realest, happiest moment of your life and relive that, that’s what it’s like.”
“I’m working on this building. What do I want to do? I want to jump off,” said Brady, who has approximately 700 skydive and BASE jumps — in which a parachutist leaps from a fixed object — under his belt.
“Working on heights and dealing with fear — I thrive on those things.”
Anyway, this post is more than anything an excuse to publish that balls-insane BASE jump one more time. So here we go.