Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Work More Dangerous than Bike Messenger or at the least Scarier

Yesterday afternoon while messing around at the PDC in a big building on Trade St. I looked out the window and saw these 2 dedicated tradesmen setting up for a drop to clean the windows of the Uptown Marriot. My position was across the street from these 2 and roughly 140 ft off the street, my half assed calculations have them slightly higher at around about 180ft off the ground. The power of this lens is apparent.
What do you think the camouflaged hat says on the front?
He looks a little off plumb but about to get it back in line.
2 individuals, same trade, completely different backgrounds.
This type of work requires one to double check your double checks. If you don't that one instant you need to it will be a long accelerating fall in to the pavement while your body is being pulled to the center of the earth.
Sweet overhang moves.....
I still cannot see what that hat says but I'm sure it is witty.
To the ladies, am I not better dressed than my co worker, I mean look at these shoes.
We can see what it says now, looks like: GIT ER DONE, sweet!
Down on the street it appears even higher.
By now I am noticing little big things like the ropes are coming off the half assed protection which appear to be towels. At those 2 points of contact on the edge of the roof of the building the ropes are feeling it.
No need to worry though, this job has a good insurance plan.
It is a good thing that the lines come all the way to the ground.
2 lines: 1 primary, 1 back up, both used lots of times before.
This shot makes it look fun, like a simple rappel.
I wonder what the seat is made of.
Image taken back from the square merely for a look at the scale from a different angle.
We are Gittin er done~

3 comments:

KingJimmy said...

Do you think these guys have somebody to come after them and QC their work?

AloneTogether said...

i was gonna guess that his hat said somethin like YEE-HAW... so HET ER DONE was preeettyyy darn close, eh?

Billy said...

totally....