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New Jersey teen, Justin Casquejo, has an insatiable thirst for adventure. Even after he was arrested for climbing up the antenna of 1 World Trade Center in 2014, he hasn’t stopped scaling buildings. He recently turned himself in to the police after snapping shots of himself dangling from towers throughout the city, including a Central Park South high rise, currently under construction.

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In the process, he also came away with this heart-dropping video, posted under the YouTube account LIVE JN.

After his first arrest in 2014, Casquejo was sentenced to 30 days of community service, and had to undergo counseling. In the past year, however, he has made his way to the top of skyscrapers in Columbus Circle, Times Square, Central Park and more. His Instagram account @livejn, with the bio “To Create Art That Inspires. To Make Deep Human Connections,” chronicles his various thrill-seeking pursuits.

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After coming across the photos, detectives reached out to Casquejo, who turned himself in to the 1st Precinct. He originally faced felony charges of reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing, but has since been charged with two misdemeanors: one count of base jumping and one count of third degree criminal trespassing.

Recently, we also profiled @vic.invades, another urban explorer who shared with us the following photos taken above the same residential skyscraper Casquejo is seen dangling from. Located in Midtown on 220 Central Park South, the building is one of several major developments on and around 57th Street and Central Park. Once completed, it will become the tenth tallest skyscraper in New York City, featuring 65 floors and 150 units.

vic-invades-central-park-tower-57th-street-nyc-untapped-citiesPhoto from 220 Central Park South by @vic.invades featuring @tombruise_ in the image.

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vic-invades-central-park-tower-57th-street-nyc-untapped-cities4Image via @vic.invades

vic-invades-central-park-tower-57th-street-nyc-untapped-cities5Image via @vic.invades

vic-invades-central-park-tower-57th-street-nyc-untapped-cities6Image via @vic.invades

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Check out the Top 10 Tallest Buildings in NYC Existing and Planned. Next, check out our other urban explorations and see these stunning shots of the Manhattan Bridge and the Hell Gate Bridge.

 Central Park South, Justin Casquejo, Livejn

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