BASE Jumping - Chicago Style
- Chicago police today were questioning an individual after two parachutists jumped from a skyscraper construction crane in the city's Streeterville neighborhood - the second such stunt in just over a week.
Security cameras captured the two people as they floated down in Cityfront Plaza just east of Tribune Tower, one block off Michigan Avenue, around 4:30 a.m. The cameras show the jumpers getting into a gray Porsche SUV and driving off.
You know what? Make them buy permits and sign waivers. The city could use the money. The Darwinism factor alone would be worth the price of admission. It's only a matter of time before one of these goofs jumps with a mispacked chute or gets hung up a street lamp or some other architectural gem and fails to beat the odds.