U.S. teen reaches World Trade Center spire
A 16-year-old boy described as a thrill-seeker bypassed an inattentive security guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said on Thursday.
Justin Casquejo was arrested at 6 a.m. local time on Sunday at America’s tallest building and was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass, police said.
According to a criminal complaint, Casquejo was quoted as telling police- “I walked around the construction site and figured out how to access the Freedom Tower rooftop. I found a way up through the scaffolding, climbed onto the sixth floor, and took the elevator up to the 88th floor. I then took the staircase up to 104th (floor). I went to the rooftop and climbed the ladder all the way to the antenna.”