On September 30, three men slipped through a hole in the fence at the new World Trade Center building in New York City and BASE jumped from Freedom Tower. On Monday, the jumpers and their lookout turned themselves in to authorities, and were charged with “burglary, reckless endangerment, and jumping from a structure.”
Below is a GoPro video of the wild jumps (scroll to the 2:15 mark). The men insist that they never intended this to become a publicity stunt, and will donate any money generated from their YouTube video to a charity for 9/11.
If you’re looking for an article that gives insight into the psyche of BASE jumpers, I cannot recommend this piece by Jeremy Markovich strongly enough. It’s absolutely fascinating.