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Man arrested for scaling landmarked FiDi skyscraper: VIDEO

The daredevil climbed to the pinnacle of 70 Pine Street

April 09, 2016 12:00PM

 James McNally atop 70 Pine Street

James McNally atop 70 Pine Street

James McNally, a photographer who is known for illegally climbing some of the city’s tallest buildings, has been arrested for scaling 70 Pine Street.

The nerve-racking video shows McNally sneaking in and the climbing to the pinnacle of nearly 1,000-foot tower last September.

“I’m not naive,” McNally told DNAinfo. “I’m well aware that along with physical risks, there are other consequences — it’s silly to think that you can trespass all the time and you won’t get in trouble for it.”

Rose Associates and partner DTH Capital just wrapped up a conversion of the former office building into rentals.

McNally was also arrested and charged for his climbing One57. He currently faces charges of reckless endangerment and criminal trespass.

Watch him climb 70 Pine Street in the video below, if you dare:

[DNAinfo]Christopher Cameron

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