Watch 2 Knuckleheads Climb Second-Tallest Building in the World
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This video is not for the squeamish. In fact, if you have even a passing fear of heights, you better just watch it peripherally.
Digg spotted yet another palm-sweat inducing video that features some people who we assume aren’t all that grounded in good sense climbing to the top of the yet-completed Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen, China.
Digg states the tower is a whopping 21,000 feet, which is roughly 20,999 feet more than we ever wish to traverse.
While we might stick to the occasional jaunt up a small ladder, the crew of YouTube’s On the Roofs like to embark upon more epic adventures.
We once again warn that this act is most assuredly dangerous, because one small slip from this remarkable vantage point is hazardous to your health.
The video starts innocent enough with the travelers touring the city by subway and taxi, but then it takes a turn for the extreme.
Foreign Policy’s Elias Groll has more on the two, identified as Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov.
Groll writes, “When completed, the Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen will be the world’s second-highest skyscraper, behind only the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Makhorov and Raskalov’s climb took place over Chinese New Year, explaining why the construction site was totally deserted at the time of their summit.”
The two explain on YouTube that they gained such notoriety for scaling Shanghai Tower last year that they decided to continue with similar ludicrous endeavors.
The two scale stairs and somehow crack a lock and continue on their journey, apparently staying overnight near the top of the building.
Finally, we get the selfie to end all selfies, high atop the Shenzhen sky. The two conquered their ill-advised building adventure, and we are left with heart palpitations that won’t stop anytime soon.
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