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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Bertotti, Sep 27, 2020.
Colorized movie clip of the guys working on it. OSHA would have a fit!
Won't catch me up there!
Not for All the white falcons in the world
Good grief man, it makes me pucker and start to sweat and get nauseous just watching it!
There is literally a genetic thing that allows guys to be able to do this. They're missing some chemical or something as I understand.
Try this one:
"this is called free climbing...most tower workers climb this way...but OSHA rules allow for it"
How have I made it to my current age? Certainly not by climbing stuff like that!
I thought about applying for a high tower job. But found a more grounded one first. I am not found of heights but if I can climb it I don’t mind as much. What is more disconcerting is the way it sways while climbing! They make really good money but travels lot as well.
I have never been afraid of heights, but the older I get, the more respect I have for them ....
That's what I say about snakes!
Dang, my heart's gonna be in my throat for days after watching that.
I don't even like having to get on my one story roof....
Paralyzes me. Skydiving, no problem. Riding in a helicopter with doors open, no problem. But being up high on something that touches the ground? Can’t do it.
This is the kind of thing I’m glad someone else does so I don’t have to do it.
The Chrysler Building had zero construction worker deaths
Quite a few North Eastern Native Americans are high iron guys. It apparently has something to do with proving their bravery. More power to them. I'm a USAF vet, I've worked in high places in theaters, but nothing like this. If it doesn't move, no problem. If it does, there's no way I'm getting near it. Now, retired, my feet are firmly planted on the ground.
The first time I went to NYC, I was riding into town from the airport on a bus, sitting next to a large lady. As we got close to the city, I thought I caught a glimpse of the Chrysler Bldg. I asked the lady if that was what I thought it was, and she said, "Honey, I don’t know. I live in Brooklyn." When we got to Grand Central, she insisted on getting a cab for me because she said the hacks would cheat a tourist. She told the driver, "Don’t you cheat this boy, neither." I knew I was going to like New Yawk and be alright in the big city.
nope .... not for me ..( either video )
The height in the video didn’t bother me since I’m not there. It was sorta cool hearing regular American workers speak from a bygone era.
Not as many morons in the work place, more common sense and when people worked they worked. No earbuds headphone phones radios. You focused on your job and paid attention.
I never was afraid of heights when I was younger, but I sure am now. My wife and I had no idea that fear of heights is something a lot of people develop with age. When we were in our mid thirties, we took our daughter up on a Ferris wheel and quickly discovered that we were both practically paralyzed.
1929. It was the height of the Great Depression. You got paid a pittance, but took the job anyhow, no matter how dangerous, because you had a family to feed. Don't like it? You could literally be replaced in minutes. No OSHA, no union, no problem---for the boss. When over 1/4 of the country is out of work, and jobs and money are hard to come by, employers can pretty much do anything that they want---and did.
If youre afraid of heights, stay off that galldamned Palm Springs Tram. It ascends almost 10,000 from the desert floor (the peak of Mount San Jacinto 10,834 feet elevation), on a cable while rotating 360 as you go. Everytime you pass a cable tower, the evil thing dips on the way up.. I fly all the time, no fear all great.. that Tram on the other hand had me and the gorilla on the floor clinging to eachother.
You can see at the very top edge of this photo where the actual start is at the SAND!! Terrifying man, terrIfying. Ps. my wife and other son are like "When can we go again?" grrrr
too the top sir and can you make it spin around all the way? I just had mushroom soup
cant imagine how much worse it was back in the days of grandpappy and granny in the 1960s!
the road ends at the first tower so for construction all materials were helicopters up the 2.5 mile ascent. 23,000 helicopter flights to finish it all.
Anyone remember this movie? It's called, Q : The Winged Serpent (1982). A flying prehistoric monster who made a nest in The Chrysler Building.