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Teen, Justin Casquejo, Climbs 1 World Trade Center After Sneaking Past Sleeping Guard

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A New Jersey teen has been arrested after bluffing and sneaking his way past security to climb to the spire of the unfinished 1 World Trade Center building in New York.

Justin Casquejo crawled through a hole in the fence of the construction site at 4am, convinced a "clueless union elevator operator" to take him up to the 88th floor via the elevator, even though he had no ID.

Once there he is reported to have climbed the stairs to the 104th floor where he snuck past a sleeping security guard - who is no longer employed as a security guard.

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Justin Casquejo before his climb

He then climbed on to the roof and scaled the antenna that tops the 1,776-foot tall building.

Casquejo spent two hours perched overlooking New York before trying to make his way back down undetected.

Unfortunately for the trespassing teen he was spotted and arrested by Port Authority police on the scene.

When contacted for comment by the New York Post, Casquejo said: "Ha ha, oh yeah, that. Right. I would really love to talk to you guys because I have a lot that I want to say about it.

"I was told that I just can’t [talk] without permission."

Casquejo faces a charge of misdemeanor trespassing.

The biggest headache lies in store for the Port Authority Police Department, the NYPD and a private security company patrol the building perimeter, who all have to work out how a skinny kid managed to evade all of their security precautions.

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