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April 6, 2015

A windy day in Shanghai — 91 stories high

Above, window cleaners working on the 91st floor of the 1600-foot tall Shanghai World Financial Center (the seventh highest building in the world, pictured below) encounter unexpected violent winds which tossed their scaffolding through the air for some 15 minutes until they were rescued.


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April 6, 2015 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


Oddly enough, I seem to recall they did a lot of wind tunnel testing before this built.

Posted by: jim` | Apr 7, 2015 11:06:44 AM

No thanks. I love the understatement of the century 'I'm worried for them'. No shit sherlock. I would have been screaming 'you're going to DIIIIIEEE'.

Posted by: jo | Apr 6, 2015 3:48:33 PM

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