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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Picture Of The Day

"Atop The Empire State Building" -by Vincent Laforet. Deke Johnson, left, and Tom Silliman worked 1,385 feet above street level to repair the electrical connections of an FM antenna atop the Empire State Building. Below them, ant-sized people on the observation deck imagined that they were the ones at the top of the world.

Look at these guys and stop complaining about how shitty your job is right now. My God...

5 comments:

Dave the Longwinded said...

This makes me clench just looking at it, and I'm sitting on my couch. That they're both leaning backwards makes my stomach crawl.

Sheesh...

Parsley's Pics said...

Where was the photographer? What a shot. It literally makes me dizzy.

ex DLB said...

How much do you have to pay someone to do that?

quietmagpie said...

Seen this pic before but it still makes me feel like holding on to something.
"Mohawk Ironworkers" brings up some interesting images.
People walking around the skeleton of a WIP skyscraper. One trip and you're dead.
...no way, mate, would I do THAT.

JBW said...

I've read many times of the Mohawk Ironworkers, quietmagpie. As someone trained in Anthropology I've often wondered what it was about these people that gave them the ability to negate the natural (or so we'd like to believe) human fear of heights.