Tag: rooftopping

Aug 25, 2014

Seeing How this Selfie was Taken Actually Made my Stomach Drop

Seeing How this Selfie was Taken Actually Made my Stomach Drop

Photographer Daniel Lau uses his ‘selfie stick’ to take dizzying footage of a rooftopping adventure 346 meters (1,135 feet) above the streets of Hong Kong. Lau, with friends Andrew Tso and A.S. are seen in the video casually eating bananas while perched dangerously on the spire of The Center, Hong Kong’s fifth-tallest skyscraper. …

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Aug 20, 2014

12 Photos That Look Straight Down from Perilous Heights

12 Photos That Look Straight Down from Perilous Heights

Photographer and urban explorer Ivan Kuznetsov shows us the world from a vantage point many of us will never experience first hand. Based in Moscow, the Russian photographer is a well-known ‘rooftopper’, which means he scales tall buildings and structures (often illegally) to take dizzying aerial photos of the world below. While ‘extreme’ rooftopping…

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Jun 2, 2014

Picture of the Day: Selfie from the Top of Rio de Janeiro

Picture of the Day: Selfie from the Top of Rio de Janeiro

SELFIE FROM THE TOP OF RIO DE JANEIRO Photograph by Lee Thompson / The Flash Pack Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram During a visit to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro; Lee Thompson, founder of the Flash Pack travel company, was granted permission by the Brazilian…

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May 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Atop the World’s Tallest Residential Building

Picture of the Day: Atop the World’s Tallest Residential Building

Photograph by ALEXANDER REMNEV Facebook | LiveJournal | VK | 500px | Instagram On a recent trip to Dubai, rooftopper and photographer Alexander Remnev took this dizzying self-portrait from the top of the Princess Tower, the tallest residential building in the world. The Princess Tower is 101-storeys and stands 414 meters (1,358 ft) tall.…

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Feb 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: Soaring With Eagles

Picture of the Day: Soaring With Eagles

SOARING WITH EAGLES Photograph by ALEX SHAW / alex-shaw.com In this breathtaking capture by Alex Shaw, we see fellow photographer and urban explorer Lucinda Grange, atop one of the famous eagles that peer out from the 61st floor of the Chrysler Building in New York City. The photo was included in a…

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Feb 14, 2014

The Crazy Duo that Scaled the World’s 2nd Tallest Building also Took some Amazing Photos

The Crazy Duo that Scaled the World’s 2nd Tallest Building also Took some Amazing Photos

Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov have gained a lot of notoriety with the video above this week (posted yesterday on the Sifter). The video, released on Wednesday February 12, 2014, has already been viewed over 8 million times. It shows the duo (who together are OnTheRoofs), climbing the still under-construction Shanghai Tower. Upon its…

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Feb 13, 2014

These Guys Wore a GoPro and Scaled the Second Tallest Building in the World

These Guys Wore a GoPro and Scaled the Second Tallest Building in the World

Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov sneaked into the Shanghai Tower (still under construction) and climbed not only to the top, but scaled to the end of a crane that currently sits atop the roof. Upon its completion in 2014, Shanghai Tower will stand approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and will have 121 storeys.…

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