A Sacred Heart University freshman from Basking Ridge, NJ, who leaped to his death from the artistic new landmark around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Peter DeSalvo, 19, was a freshman at Sacred Heart University where he also played rugby.
DeSalvo, who was from Basking Ridge, New Jersey, plunged to his death in front of dozens visitors and tourists in the Hudson Yards area around 5.30pm.
Simon Perry, DeSalvo's former football coach, told the Post: 'He is seemingly the most unlikely of cases for suicide.'
Perry said DeSalvo was a 'tough kid, not afraid of anything'.
'The whole community is in shock,' said Perry added.
For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255