Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb

Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb

Recently, in the middle of the night, two young Chinese men snuck into the Shanghai Tower construction site. Their goal was to climb to the top, just as two European daredevils recently did.

One of the mysterious Chinese climbers apparently told newspaper DongFang Daily, "If foreigners can climb to the top, then we can, too." And, unless this is an elaborate hoax, the two achieve that feat.

Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb
Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb
Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb

Shanghai Tower is still under construction and is slated to open in 2015. But at 650 meters (which is 2,132 feet), it's the tallest structure in China and the second tallest building in the world.

Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb
Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb
Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb

There's not much info on either of them. They're apparently in their early 20s, and one of them is going by "Xiao Lin," but that's supposedly a pseudonym.

Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb
Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb
Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb

The video, which you can see below, was uploaded in China two days ago. So, obviously, the climb had to take place before that.

Have a look for yourself:

"We are Chinese dreamers," one of them said at one point in the clip. "We are here at China's tallest building at about 630 meters up in the air."

Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb
Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb
Two Chinese Guys Copied That Insane Shanghai Tower Climb

Both climbers made it safely back to the ground. That's good news, but this trend is bound to eventually end horribly.

2名中国90后爬上海中心 凌晨登顶摆拍惊险动作 [东方早报]

Eric Jou contributed to this article.

Video: Youku Photos: Sina Weibo


Comments

    Man, China copies everything

      and the second tallest building in the world

      But never as good as the original :oP

    Didn't even climb the crane to the top. I mean, if you're going to do it, do it.

    "this trend is bound to eventually end horribly." Well, don't you think it's a bad idea to give it the front page then? For example, you say " the two achieve that feat.". Is it a feat? This whole thing just reminds me of planking.

    ... Only you think it's "insane" - it just looks like some guys doing what construction workers do every day... They take the freaking stairs 99% of the way.

    Now those free climbers who actually CLIMB buildings with no harnesses.. Now that's cool. This is just a tourist show.

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