Another daredevil video in New York City has added to the spotlight on security concerns for some of New York City’s most recognizable landmarks.
The new video shows an artist climbing the Ed Koch Queensboro bridge to highlight a piece of his work:
“What I like about street art is when it’s kind of transgressive and illegal and you get to do s**t wherever you want without having to ask for permission,” Judith Supine told AnimalNY.
But Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) doesn’t share the artist’s laissez faire approach to these major lapses in security, even if the transgressors were violating the rules for less-than-diabolical reasons.
“These days you gotta say, who else could climb to the top of the Queensboro bridge for a much more evil purpose?” Schumer told CBS New York.
Last week, a viral video showing daredevil base jumpers leaping from One World Trade and photos from a camera-toting 16-year-old revealed that the security was less-than-airtight at the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Schumer said keeping a watchful eye on landmarks was important, and is asking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to conduct an immediate review of Port Authority security procedures at the World Trade Center site.
“The Freedom Tower should have top-notch, foolproof security, not something that can be fooled by a teenager and a couple of daredevils,” said Schumer in a statement to the press. “It’s disconcerting that within six months, there have been a number of safety breaches involving such obvious problems as a hole in a fence.
“The Department of Homeland Security should make sure the city’s number one terror threat is safe from future harm and move forward with a federal review of security procedures at the World Trade Center site,” he said.
(H/T: CBS New York)
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