For those of you who were complaining about these headlines getting a bit old, well, here you go.
The property management company running the Shanghai Tower, the world’s second-tallest building, said yesterday that employees had recently stopped three foreign climbers who were attempting to conquer the structure, Shanghai Daily reports.
Officials were alerted to the planned attempt after images were posted online of Russian daredevils Vadim Makhorov and Ukrainian Vitaly Raskalov, who shot to fame after climbing the tower last February.
The company provided scant details of the would-be climbers, but said in a statement that “we condemn this kind of act, as entering Shanghai Tower without permission can be dangerous … We will take legal action.”
As we’ve documented, quite a few thrill-seekers have mustered up the courage to scale China’s tallest skyscrapers since Makhorov and Raskalov completed the feat. So many, really, that people began questioning how the hell people kept managing to breach security and get to the top without being stopped. Other slightly more hard to please viewers just grumbled that the novelty of it all had worn off.
Apparently daredevils of the world will have to find an even more shocking stunt to keep the public titillated. We’re looking at you, Russians.
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