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You may have not watched it yet, but chances are in the coming days the video will gain popularity.

Maybe even go viral, perhaps?

A helmet cam video posted on YouTube just more than a week ago chronicles a base jumper's journey down the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower, or One World Trade Center. The video is all too terrifying.

The height of the jump is the same as that of the original World Trade Center. Factor in the sound of wind rushing by and the ever-growing pavement below and the video is nauseating.

For some, it's one leap that is all too familiar for many who watched as people leaped to their deaths on September 11, 2001.

The comments right now are a mixed. Some have congratulated the jumpers, admiring their courage to take the leap, especially since it's illegal.

But some have already taken to the comments, saying the jump is disrespectful for the many who took the same leap almost 13 years ago.

I'm not sure what to think myself. I don't believe these base jumpers meant this as ill-will. Maybe they should have thought before they jumped. It does, however, take me back to that day, and seeing the jump from a first-person perspective just adds an all new element of horrifying to an already burned image in my mind.

Watch the video, and make up your mind. While this may be an amazing leap from a base jumper's perspective, is it too familiar, and more importantly; too far?