Four young daredevils have got themselves in trouble with the law after climbing up one of the world’s tallest buildings with a selfie stick in hand.
Over the weekend, photos and videos went viral of the men’s daring climb up Nanjing’s Zifeng Tower. At 450 meters tall, the tower is currently the tallest building in Nanjing, the sixth tallest in China and the fourteenth tallest in the world.
The images and clips have left netizens feeling both astonished and acrophobic and have also caught the attention of local police who have accused the four climbers of endangering public safety.
One of the daredevils, Tong Hu, a 23-year-old from Chongqing, told the Yangtze Evening News that he had picked up the hobby of “rooftopping” after watching videos online. He said that he had already climbed to the top of buildings in Chongqing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other cities across China.
As far as the Zifeng Tower goes, he says that climb wasn’t too difficult, revealing that the door to the roof wasn’t even locked.
Watch video of their successful selfie session below:
Beginning with Russian daredevils, rooftopping has become increasingly popular in recent years among the locals in China who have quite the selection of super-tall structures to sneak up.
[Images via @Charlie_7U]
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