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Anybody have vertigo/height issues? Want to experience the ultimate scare?

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  1. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    So, a NYC developer is building a height experience that will rival any others in the world. First, here's a photo. You can still in a totally transparent cube 150+ stories in the air over Manhattan. (Catch the 2nd photo below in the news release. Holy crap!!)
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    NYC’s scary new tourist attraction: An all-glass ‘Ascent’ into the sky
    The see-through elevator will take visitors up to 1,210 feet above the city

    FoxNews

    Subjecting yourself to voluntary vertigo has never been easier.

    Midtown development One Vanderbilt will soon offer thrill-seekers a fresh way to be scared of New York: an all-glass enclosed elevator on the outside of the building. The see-through human dumbwaiter, called Ascent, will take riders up to 1,210 feet above the city, where they can gaze down upon Madison Avenue.

    The journey, along with other interactive features in the crown of developer SL Green’s $3.3 billion, 77-story, 1.7 million-square-foot office tower "will redefine the way people experience the intersection between nature and the built environment," hypes a press release from the realty corporation.


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    Midtown development One Vanderbilt will soon offer thrill-seekers a fresh way to be scared of New York: an all-glass enclosed elevator on the outside of the building. (SL Green Realty Corp.)

    For those looking for a non-moving but still gravity-defying experience, the skyscraper — set to be central Midtown’s tallest ever — will offer Levitation, consisting of "fully transparent glass sky boxes" that jut out from the building and give visitors the experience of hanging 1,063 feet above Manhattan.

    Those looking for a more subdued look at the view can retire to the outdoor terrace bar, or the "highest urban outdoor alpine meadow in the world." All attractions are slated to open to the public in late October.

    Summit One Vanderbilt (as the development is referring to its rooftop attractions) also will have an immersive art experience designed by Kenzo Digital and culinary offerings from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events.

    Superchef Daniel Boulud will also be opening an 11,000-square-foot restaurant, Le Pavillon, on the second floor of the building.


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    The see-through human dumbwaiter, called Ascent, will take riders up to 1,210 feet above the city, where they can gaze down upon Madison Avenue. (SL Green Realty Corp.)

    "We have created a destination that offers an interactive experience that will be remembered for a lifetime with the best, amplified views in all of New York City," said SL Green CEO Marc Holliday in a statement. "It is a special, thrilling place that New Yorkers and travelers from across the country and the world will want to visit time and time again."

    Registration to preview Summit One Vanderbilt ahead of its Oct. 21 launch is now open on SummitOV.com. The new building officially opened to tenants in a September ribbon-cutting ceremony.

    This story was originally published by the New York Post.
     
  2. quad

    quad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Splat!

     
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    7998 Don't Care Established Member Malt Liquor Mafia

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    No. Somewhere in my 30's I developed a crippling fear of heights. I've turned down very well paying jobs because I would have to A. work in the city and B. go up on elevator scaffolds.
    I know it's safe, I know nothing can happen but I just get sick when going up.

    I did just recently go up on an 80' boom lift to inspect some work because I didn't want to look like a bitch in front of the new guy. But I had to run the lift and it was a very slow ascent.
     
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  4. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 I Have LL’s Hammer Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Nope
     
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  5. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    Hell yeah. I’m down. I work in heights every day
     
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  6. Socal Mach

    Socal Mach 300+ club Established Member

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    Nope a dope, I have trouble getting on the roof of the house. Wife says I'm ****ing crazy.

    Previous life I was aircrew/swimmer on H60's for 20 years hanging out the door and jumping in the water 20-30 feet without a second thought. I guess I just focused on the task at hand then.
     
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  7. ShelbyGT5HUN

    ShelbyGT5HUN Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Did the glass floor up top of the CN Tower in Toronto. 1122 feet up.

    It's extremely unnerving. Actually felt weakness in my knees, and it took a minute or two before I even attempted to weakly jump up and down on the glass. Some Google pics... Screenshot_20210515-235030_Google.jpeg Screenshot_20210515-235237_Google.jpeg Screenshot_20210515-235346_Google.jpeg
     
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    JetmechF16 Under Pressure Premium Member Established Member

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    I about pissed my self walking across the Royal Gorge bridge when you can clearly see between those old ass planks 956' straight down.

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    geoffmt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I used to build and climb towers in my younger years. Probably wouldn’t have a problem walking out on one of those but wouldn’t surprise me if that funny feeling you get when you jump out of a plane for the first time. I have done some crazy, and dumb shit in my life time.


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    01yellercobra AKA slo984now Established Member

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    That's a no from me dawg. The funny part is I know I would freeze in that situation, but I love to fly.
     
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    Sinister04L RIP Kane Established Member

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    Absolutely! The Ledge at the Willis Tower in Chicago is taller at 1353 feet. I've done that one a few different times. It's awesome.

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    03cobra#694 I Have LL’s Hammer Staff Member Super Moderator

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    My nuts just hid looking at these pictures.
     
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  13. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    No! HELL no!
     
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    They’d need a cleaning crew after rubbed one out on their windows. Spectators may be a little scarred though.....
     
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    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That’s the first time I’ve heard that expression used, but it’s very accurate.

    I have always gotten it when my kids run on concrete, especially when they’re little and feet are prone to failing.
     
  16. BigPoppa

    BigPoppa Wut? Established Member

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    It's actually common to develop a fear of heights as we age. Back in my days as an instrument tech, I had a millwright who was terrified of heights. So much that if you actually got him in a boom lift, he would kneel down in it and cling to the sides of the basket. Always felt bad for him when management would try to give him hell when he would try to get out of any work that needed a boom lift.
     
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    I stood there but it was 30 years ago when I was a teenager. Probably wouldn't do it now...lol. I'm not a fan of heights or confined spaces.
     
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    quad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I went up in the CN tower in Toronto in 1984. It was a bit scary I'll admit.
     
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    quad Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yes. When I was a kid I climbed up our 3 story house and did tightrope walk across big concrete beams high up over the driveway. A fall from that would have been nasty. Yet I just did it without real fear.

    Now I respect height and gravity lol! I broke a wrist falling only 6 feet onto a wooden deck. That deck might as well have been concrete. My wrist was literally crooked and the bone snapped in half. Luckily it was a clean fracture and I don't have any major issues with the arm even though I broke it at 39.5 years of age.

    Read up what happens when someone falls from huge heights onto a concrete sidewalk. Not a pretty sight. They literally explode sometimes.
     
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    quad Well-Known Member Established Member

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