'Outlaw Instagrammer' Tells Us What It Was Like To Illegally Climb The Tallest Residential Building In NYC
J Thoendell stashed this in Awesome
One night me and my friend Demid were walking around Midtown with no plans. We walked down Park Avenue and the construction site at 432 Park just caught our attention. I remember us both kind of jokingly saying “hey we should climb that!” Eventually we stopped talking about it and made plans to actually do it.
About 2 weeks ago we made our way up to the top.
We simply snuck pass the security and walked up the 90+ sets of stairs. When we made it to the top it was so foggy since it had been raining that day. It looked so cool to be above the clouds. We decided to keep going and climbed to the top of the crane, and from there we shot our photos.
The feeling there was amazing. I've never been that high up; it was so quiet and didn’t have that common “ New York city smell” in the air. The pictures we took don’t justify the feeling you get from being up there.
We eventually left by running down the 90+ sets of stairs just before work hours started, and at that point I though we were free. Although me and Demid where taken from our homes by police and arrested, it was all worth it — the view for that place costs millions of dollars and we got it for free (well besides any charges being pressed.) It was a once in a life time opportunity.
"My mom's pretty mad at me," the 15-year-old acknowledged to Business Insider in a phone call.
Can't tell if this video is GoPro or a smartphone. Whoa.
i was wondering the same thing...
I guess it doesn't matter. Either works.
i love that he noticed things like the silence and the smell of the air. the fog looks very dramatic.
what a little daredevil! he seems to have no regret, except that his mom is pretty mad at him. :)
Thank goodness for moms. Without them there'd be utter chaos.