Post Number: 5443
|Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 11:51 am: || |
From Detnews: BASE jumpers take on GM's headquarters
quote:"... the first ever legal BASE jump ..." Wow. I wonder what they had to do to get permission for that.
The folks jumping from the sky-high structure will be members of the Red Bull Air Force's elite team of skydivers doing their thing.
The five BASE jumpers will perform the first ever legal BASE jump in Detroit about 6:45 a.m. Three of them will jump simultaneously from three towers in the Renaissance Center. They will jump from atop the General Motors headquarters building and the 40-story towers adjacent to the GM building....
"Of course we have to wait to ... see what the winds are going to do. If the winds are calm we'll do the higher jump."
Post Number: 45
|Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 12:12 pm: || |
"Wow. I wonder what they had to do to get permission for that"
Contribute to KK's legal defense fund! Sorry, you left that one open!
Post Number: 465
|Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 12:22 pm: || |
Is the building for sale?
Or maybe this stunt will translate into showroom traffic, their stock is at 1982 prices, Citigroup has downgraded GM from buy to hold; the analyst stated: "the automaker will likely burn through $7 billion in cash through 2009 and may need to raise more capital."
Oh, and they are making way too many trucks.
Post Number: 5451
|Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 8:53 pm: || |
Here's hoping the jump hits YouTube!
Post Number: 1731
|Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 7:46 am: || |
...waited and waited and they canceled it due to the wind. There was a nice lil crowd out there too.
Post Number: 506
|Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 6:58 pm: || |
Darn I was hoping they might crash through the Ren Cen window like Apollo Creed. What was the name of that movie anyway?