After two Russians scaled the Shanghai Tower to film themselves dangling from the world’s second-tallest building, it seems to have started a new fad of climbing office towers just to show the world how tiny it looks from way, way up in the air.
This week the skyscraper selfie trend made it to Hong Kong as a daring trio of local photo buffs climbed the 346-metre building The Center in Central for a bit of lunch and a photo opportunity.
Perhaps in some clever reference to King Kong climbing the Empire State, the threesome of Daniel Lau, Andrew Tso and a woman identified only as A.S. can be seen in the accompanying video munching bananas and filming themselves on top of the 73-storey building with only the help of a selfie-stick and nerves of steel.
The Center is the fifth-highest building in Hong Kong, and perhaps this shows just how far some people will go to find an open table in Central at lunch hour.
(Apologies to users in China, as you’ll need a VPN if you would like to watch the Youtube video. Youtube clip by Frank Wu).