Two teens were busted for scaling the New York State Pavilion with graffiti-making tools over the weekend, reports said.
The pair were caught climbing several hundred feet up a decaying staircase of the 1964 World’s Fair structure on Sunday afternoon and hanging out on an observation deck, according to Parks Department officials and published reports.
Two boys, ages 14 and 15, were charged with trespassing and possession of a graffiti instrument, reports said. They were given juvenile reports and then released to their parents.
According to Geoffrey Croft of NYC Park Advocates, Park Enforcement officers found a hole in the perimeter fence, the rusty door leading to the staircase wide open, and a pair of pliers and a broken lock tossed on the ground.
The officers needed to use a makeshift ladder made of electrical cords to reach the top of the observation deck to reach the teens, Croft reported on the blog A Walk in the Park.