The group showcased the traditional Catelonian pastime of human tower building as they attempted to construct the first eight-level human tower, or castell, ever assembled on a rooftop.
They were aiming to smash the previous record-holding tower, which stood at six people tall.
The Castellers de Vilafranca - a 150-strong team - performed the daredevil stunt on a Manhatten rooftop without the use of any ladders or nets.
Speaking about the rooftop location, Lanny Grossman, a publicist who helped organise the event, told the New York Times: 'I said, "We’re not putting them anywhere near the edge because they seem to fall a fair number of times.
'If you’re on the top, you fall far. If you’re on the bottom, other people fall on you. There’s no win-win there."'
This unique performance was held in honour of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center complex, and is the first in a series of events they have planned.
The team certainly made for an impressive site in their uniform of white trousers, green tops and black and red belts./metro.co.uk/