Saturday, April 26, 2014

Jumping Off World’s Tallest Building

This is the moment a pair of daredevil skydivers set a new base jump world record by leaping 2,717 feet off the tallest building in the world.  Veteran base jumpers Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet prepared for their record breaking leap from Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower by spending time up a Swiss mountain to acclimatise to the altitude.  The men are not the first to base jump from the top of the tower - which is roughly twice the height of New York's Empire State Building - but they had a special platform built to add an extra 500 feet, enabling them to break the world record.

The spine-tingling video shows the two base jumpers dive from the world's tallest building and plummet towards the ground, before eventually pulling the chord on their parachutes and landing safely.

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