Welcome To Chicago!
Welcome to one of America’s great cities – Chicago!
The “Windy City” has so many great things to offer – like this spectacular view of the downtown area from 91 stories high – at the John Hancock Tower just north of Chicago’s famed “Loop” – and that building also offers a spectacular view of Lake Michigan and many of Chicago’s terrific beaches:
My wife and I live part of the year in Chicago – on the 25th floor of an apartment building that looks out at Lake Michigan and the Chicago River, and directly east of us was this empty lot, which in the beginning of November started becoming home to a new high rise building:
Since then, I have taken pictures of the new building as it creeps higher and higher into the sky – by April 2, it looked like this:
It’s not obstructing our view, so who cares, right? Then I saw they were adding another construction crane to the northwest corner of the building – except something was wrong…check out the video:
Talk About Your Tower Of Terror!
That’s right: as you saw in the video, something clearly needed to be tightened, repaired or otherwise worked on, and these two guys were 30 stories high doing it!
Fair to say you can’t take a job like this if you have a fear of heights!
Can you imagine begin on your hands and knees repairing something 30 stories above traffic?
As you saw on the video, and can see here as well, they are attached to the frame by a safety cord – but still – is this a job that YOU’D WANT??!?!?!?!
This is just one of the dangerous jobs I wouldn’t want – here’s another one – a skyscraper window washer – like this guy outside our window:
I saw this construction repair work going on and was fascinated by it – in fact, you see a lot of things from our window:
Yes, I witnessed a lightning storm once that lasted for several hours, with massive thunder as well….
Here is the video:
This thunderstorm -with lots and lots of lightning, was amazing to experience, and I was equally fascinated by this skyscraper repair work high above Chicago’s Grand Ave.
Let me know if you’d take this job!
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