I Witness A Wild Chicago Crane Repair – Here’s Video 30 Stories High!

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 lived part of the year in Chicago for 5 years – on the 25th floor of an apartment building that looks out at Lake Michigan and the Chicago River!

This shot of downtown shows just how quickly the weather changes – I was literally outside in pure sunlight one moment, and the next, a monsoon!

Directly east of us was an empty lot, which started becoming home to a new high rise building:

While it was under construction, I took pictures of the new building as it crept higher and higher into the sky:

It never obstructed our view, but it did offer a terrifying moment that I captured on my iPhone – I saw they were adding another construction crane to the northwest corner of the building – except something was wrong…check out the video as two very brave workers must repair it:

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:

Chicago offered up many unique sights, and did you know it’s also home to “The Ghost And The Darkness?”

Yes, these are “The Lions Of Tsavo” – man-eaters made legendary in the film “The Ghost And The Darkness” – and they reside in Chicago!

Click here to see their story:

You can also see a very unique building from ground level in Chicago:

Chicago’s iconic Tribune building is embedded with pieces of history from a round the world – click here to see more:

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11 replies

  1. I suspect most of those guys don’t consider it dangerous. I used to paint houses in the summer, and I was fine as long as I didn’t look down.

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  2. omg, I am dizzy just looking at this. no way


  3. As long as you don’t look down and pretend you’re on the ground, you’ll be fine, right? 😳 I loved your post on the Tribune building and the embedded pieces of history!


  4. I think the worst part of the job is climbing up the ladders to the top of the crane. My godson married an American girl, and has lived in Boston for many years. He operates a crane like that, and getting up into the cab every morning is an arduous task.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Hi John, I suppose some men like the excitement of this sort of job. It wouldn’t be for me.



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