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16 yr old climbs to top of World Trade Center
You would think that security at One World Trade Center couldn't possibly be penetrated.
But it was, by a 16 year old kid, who had a bold plan and a strong curiosity.
On his way to high school this morning 16 year old Justin Casquejo wouldn't talk about how he eluded what was believed to be impenetrable security at the World Trade Center.
The teen's Facebook picture shows him staring longingly across the Hudson river at his challenge climbing to the top of the country's tallest building and he did early Sunday morning.
Casquejo told investigators "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 6th floor, and took the elevator up to the 88th floor. I then took the staircase up to the 104th floor and climbed the ladder all the way to the antenna."
Along the way sources say Casquejo slipped past a sleeping security guard who's since been fired and squeezed through a hole no more than a foot wide.
Once near the spire where he stayed for two hours he snapped pictures of the view. Casquejo was spotted by a construction worker while leaving the site and was arrested.
He's been charged with trespassing.
Cecil Danis, the building super, said "That's very dangerous, where's the security."
Cecil Danis is the super in Casquejo's building.
He says the teen is a good kid who keeps to himself.
"How could a kid, 16 and 15 and get up there and get up and take a picture."
This is a black eye to the port authority which has double barriers and guard booths on the perimeter of the World Trade Center.
In a statement its chief says the agency continues to reassess its security and punishes those who violate it.