Just Sitting Precariously 850 Feet Above the Lower East Side Waterfront [VIDEO]

Posted on: July 30th, 2018 at 5:06 am by

It’s a view to a kill.

An anonymous iron worker atop Extell’s gargantuan One Manhattan Square shot a quick clip on Friday afternoon. Just casually sitting there, dangling his legs more than eight hundred feet above the street. (The workers are harnessed.) The video itself is burning up the Reddit chart, and the post briefly became an interesting “Ask Me Anything” forum of sorts. Below are some notable quotes:

“I’m just here for the income not the outcome.”

“I’m not paid enough to think about these social injustices…I can barely afford an apartment in Brooklyn.”

“It’s like waking up from bed…I don’t have a problem with heights.”

“Remember when you were a kid and could swing your feet at the dinner table? It’s the same thing.”

Meanwhile, there is a partial stop-work order on the site (250 South Street) due to falling metal from the superstructure. Department of Buildings shows the following about the incident – “Worker injured by a piece of metal that fell approximately 25 feet when (sic) a iron worker grinded the metal piece off a steel frame.”

View from work. from nyc

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