High-rise building activity

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High-rise building activity

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:38 pm

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Hi everyone! What do you call this kind of extreme activity?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:18 pm

The details of what's going on in that photo are a bit tricky to make out, but I think the people in it are about to descend the face of the building on ropes — a sport or climbing-related technique that goes both by its German-derived name, Abseiling (the usual term for it in the UK), and its French-derived one, rappelling (the usual term for it in the USA).

This would be a good time for someone to tell me I am completely wrong about this, and the people are about to do some choreographed line dancing along the ledge.
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Post by tony h » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:18 pm

Ok Erik, challenge accepted.

I was going to agree with you but then I noticed that there were no ropes only short safety lines.

So technically it is simply "walking". Admittedly from the 88th floor of the Jinmai tower. You can find out more about it here https://www.designboom.com/architecture ... 7-29-2016/

PS it wouldn't count as an "extreme sport" which it would have done if it was abseiling, it may still be described as an extreme activity. And that is from someone who considers cracking an egg to be quite sufficient excitement for the day.
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Post by Bobinwales » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:06 am

So these crackpots have actually paid good money to be scared out of their wits.
I wonder if there is someone inside selling underwear.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:32 am

Or washing it.
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Post by tony h » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:12 am

Umbrellas sell well at street level.
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Post by Stevenloan » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:23 pm

I would like to thank you all very very much for your input. I really appreciate it.

StevenLoan
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