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09-18-2010 12:00 AM

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Man – this is insane…I usually don’t have an issue with heights but lordy – just imagine even a small breeze!

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#1 posted 09-18-2010 12:11 AM

I went to the top of “TOWER ZERO” Exmouth Western Australia in 1980… it was 1271 feet tall.. I went up in the lift… only big enough for 3 people… and then out onto the observation platform just shy of the top… expanded steel mesh for a floor and 3 wires for a rail… Scared the SHITE out of me…
View from the top

The tower is only 10 feet Square…

The building at the base is actually over 3 storeys high and nearly as big as a football field.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 09-18-2010 12:40 AM

I can’t stand even being on an extension ladder. My palms were sweating and my heart pounding just watching – talk about some vertigo – those guys are nuts!

-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 09-18-2010 02:15 AM

Holy Cow!!!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 09-18-2010 02:28 AM

I used to work at a TV station with a 1479 foot tower in our backyard. We had a problem in the transmission line at about 1300 ft, so we called in a tower crew. One of the guys was sitting at the base of the tower getting ready to up when he pulled out a bottle of schnapps and took a pull. I was stunned … asked him if that was good idea. He said “Yeah, after the first 40 feet, it don’t make any difference anyway”.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 09-18-2010 02:38 AM

My Fiance’ and I watched this and we both had our stomachs turning. Note to self: Not a line of work for me.

-- -Director of slipshod craftsmanship and attention deficit woodworking

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#6 posted 09-18-2010 02:54 AM

Almost makes me wanna hurl just thinking about it…

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#7 posted 09-18-2010 02:54 AM

Ugh. I made it “to the top” with only a slight headache and some sweating. Then my wife wanted to see it, so I watched it again. It was no better the second time. I had to laugh when he was almost at the top and said, “this is the hard part.”

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#8 posted 09-18-2010 02:56 AM

thank´s for making my stomack turn severel hundred times and still does
why did I see this I very well know that hights ain´t me after a fall from a 20 feet latter

have a great day

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#9 posted 09-18-2010 02:57 AM

Heh, I’ve only been up to 200 feet, and then I couldn’t poke my head above the platform due to vertigo. Definitely for people with stronger stuff than me.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 09-18-2010 07:41 AM

Well, this would be considered fun if I was still at the beginning of my welding career. I used to work in the shipyards building/welding and had to walk steel beams to get to the other side where there was no other way to get there. The first time I went across, I had to crawl the beam then after a couple weeks of doing this I could walk it. After working there a couple of years I was able to walk a 4” beam! I look back and realized that I was a fool but needed the work. It was quite an experience working there and although now I think I was a fool, I wouldn’t have traded that experience and learning process for anything! It set up everything I needed to know for my future welding business!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 09-19-2010 02:39 AM

I got a cramp in my leg just from thinking of all that climbing! Every time I figured they were just about there, there was yet another, even more hazardous, section to climb. Nice view from up there, though.

I hear ya, Bearpie. I worked on a lot of high rise buildings, and looking back at some of the things I did and places I climbed…. one small misstep and that would have been the end of me! It seemed fun at the time. LOL

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#12 posted 09-19-2010 02:53 AM

I almost expected to see bodies along the way, like the footage of Everest climbs. No possibility of rescuing incapacitated climbers.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#13 posted 09-19-2010 03:28 AM

I don’t think twice about running off a mountain or a cliff under a hang glider, but the thought of climbing one of those towers gives me the heebejeebes.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#14 posted 09-19-2010 03:43 AM

I’m afraid of heights but this was INSANE NO WAY!!!!!! they are insane and no amount of money in the world would make me wanna do their job, Guess you can say I’m a down to earth Guy :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#15 posted 09-19-2010 04:11 AM

That takes a serious set of garbanzo beans.

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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