China's tallest and allegedly impossible-to-rent skyscraper has finally found some occupants. Problem is, they're uninvited and only interested in staying for a moment to scale its cloud-rending immensity.
A group of Russian urban explorers going by the name of OnTheRoofs recently climbed over the fence surrounding the 2,073-foot Shanghai Tower, an in-construction building that's second highest in world behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa. From there, they expended an immense amount of calories humping up steps until they reached a prominence where, in disconcerting fashion, the city's other skyscrapers looked like reeds sticking out of a misty pond.
Then it was a hop and a skip to the tallest point on the edifice, the end of a construction crane hanging perilously over the fog-shrouded ground below. (Or maybe it was smog – it's hard to tell in this city.) The view is unimaginable. As one of the video's commenters has said, presumably only half-joking:
Watching this video may include side effects such as ...
uncontrolled bowel movement