Fun & Frivolity: Way Up High

The tallest building in the world is being constructed in Dubai right now, and it will be about 1/2 mile high when it’s complete. Of course, part of that construction process is a crane situated on the very top of that building which lifts material clear up to the top. And, naturally, there has to be a guy up there to operate that crane. Get a load of this:

Babu Sassi, a fearless young man from southern India is the cult hero of Dubai’s army of construction workers. Known as the “Indian on the top of the world”, Babi is the crane operator at the world’s tallest building — the 819-meter (2,687 ft) Burj Dubai. His office, the cramped crane cab perched on top of the Burj, is also his home — apparently it takes too long to come down to the ground each day to make it worthwhile. When the building is completed, its elevators will be the world’s fastest.”

“Stories about his daily dalliance with death are discussed in revered terms by Dubai’s workers. Some say he has been up there for more than a year, others whisper that he’s paid 30,000 dirhams ($8,160 a month compared with the average wage of 800 dirhams a month. All agree he’s worth it.”

Wow! That’s insane!

While we’re up in the sky, here’s some footage of fighter jets in flight courtesy of The Jawa Report:

Cool stuff.

Finally, once you get way up there, you have to get down somehow. Take a look at these guys, who are…well, let’s call ’em experts at getting down:

Wait…did I say Babu the Crane Dude was insane? Never mind that…!

Have a great weekend!


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