NJ teenage ‘daredevil’ still climbing NYC skyscrapers
WEEHAWKEN — A daredevil New Jersey teen who managed to break into the World Trade Center in 2014 and get to the top of the then-under construction tower is still scaling skyscrapers and sharing the view on the internet.
The New York Post first reported that 18-year-old Justin Casquejo of Weehawken, who won the court's admiration for his "sincerity, remorsefulness and willingness to accept responsibility" for his actions in 2014, posted video of himself with friends hanging from the scaffolding of a Central Park South building under construction.
"I believe we're limitless," Casquejo wrote with one picture from his Instagram account. On another he wrote, "To do something beautiful today. Braving 50 mph winds 50 stories above Manhattan." And on a third, "Your dreams are supposed to scare the hell out of you."
After writing a 1,200-word essay in 2014 about what he learned from his experience he was sentenced to 23 days of community service.
Casquejo's Instagram account is full of photos and video of him in Times Square, Coney Island. Madison Square Garden, Bryant Park and on an abandoned Boeing 747 at JFK.
"I want to make sure that everyone who is inspired by my work stays safe and doesn't act recklessly. There's a difference between fearlessness and recklessness. I want to inspire others to push their limits, but in order to push your limits, you have to know them," Casquejo wrote on his Instagram. Please don't try anything in a risky setting that you're not comfortable doing on the ground.
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