I'm going to have a hard time standing on my 2nd floor balcony after that.
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I would have gotten to the part where they climbed that red scaffolding-type stuff. I love heights, but awww hell naw. Also, is trespassing onto a building site and then putting your names at the end of the video the best idea?
nope. nopenopenope. The fisheye makes it worse.
Ok, komrade, you got me up here, now what?
On to Dubai.
...has anybody been there and visited the Burj Dubai?
I heard a rumor at one point that the building was significantly underoccupied, in part because the air-conditioning system couldn't keep everything inside cool enough. Story was that in the rush to complete the building the electrical system was not strong enough to meet the air-conditioning load needed to cool the full building under the intense desert sun. Apparently withoug AC some parts of the building were reaching 180 degrees fahrenheit indoors (which is hot enough to kill a person in 30 minutes).
I've done a little digging on the internet but never found anything to either definitively refute or support that story. Other than the grand opening there has bee much info about the building.
Many skyscrapers aren't anywhere near full capacity. They're more an ego trip for cities than anything.
Russian for: OMFG!
...but just imagine the poor Chinese saps that have to work up there while getting paid like $10/day.
That was incredible