One World Trade Center is still called the "Freedom Tower" in some circles, and that includes the hard hats responsible for raising it up into the NYC skyline. And judging by a couple of videos that recently surfaced on YouTube, these guys know how to have a good time while doing it. In this first video, entitled simply, "NYC Freedom Tower Fun at Work," a hard hat named Woody "breaks it down" for coworker's cell phone camera. Be sure to watch all the way to the end for a vertiginous peek down the side of the skyscraper:
In this second video, the ironworker behind the cell phone introduces his coworkers and delivers a boisterous narration as workers put a panel in place. Hey, somebody has to do the grunt work of documenting this job for future generations! Breakdancing Woody has a cameo, and we also meet the "Stud Fallon (sp?) straight from Jamaica, THE RUDE BOY, the Womb Stretcher!" It's like the guy just got his first cell phone camera and can't bear to put it down. And we're all the richer for it:
"That's IT, that's how that gets done," he explains once the window panel is in place. "See how easy it is when you got one hand on a camera?" Your move, Sinatra-singing sandhog.