Teens In Trouble After Climbing To Top Of Old Queens World’s Fair Astro-Towers

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two teenagers were in trouble Thursday night, after making a dangerous climb inside a Queens landmark – the Astro-Towers on the old New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

CBS2’s Sonia Rincon talked to one of the teens, and discovered that it is not that hard to get in.

The space Astro-Towers were constructed for the 1964 World’s Fair. They tower above the park, but have been vacant, rusting and decaying for about 50 years. They also tempted some teens looking for that breathtaking photo that leads to “likes” and bragging rights on Instagram.

“Yeah, I took a lot of pictures,” said Alexander Cevallos, 15.

Cevallos and four other teens were caught scaling the towers Sunday after Parks Enforcement officers spotted them all the way in the top tower.

The City Department of Parks and Recreation said it has padlocked a fence and secured the…

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