In two separate incidents, daredevils broke into construction sites so they could climb sky-high cranes and post pictures of their feats on YouTube.
Russian-Ukrainian daredevil Vitaliy Raskalov and his friend Vadim Makhorov made it to the top of the Ping An Finance Center, which is under construction in Shenzhen, China. When the 115-story building opens next year, it will be the world’s second-tallest tower, at 1,820 feet; including its antenna, it will reach 2,165 feet. Watch the YouTube video here; it has logged more than 2 million views since the pair posted it last week.
In Columbia, OH, a man who identified himself on YouTube as utility company tree-trimmer Johnny Provenzale scaled a construction crane and jumped off. His four-minute video “Crane Swing” shows him dangling off of the crane from a rope.
Both antics attracted media attention last week after the Ping video hit YouTube.
Similar stunts in the UK have led construction companies to tighten security on jobsites in an effort to stop the dangerous activity, Construction Enquirer reported.
In Columbus, police told Fox News it would be up to the property owner to press charges against the climber.