Thursday, December 11, 2008

Maintaining the View


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Two high rise window washers descended into my view from an 18th floor south-facing window in the Federal Courthouse. Think you might want to rappel down a skyscraper for a living? They actually swing right and left to reach corners! More interesting shots on my More Seattle Stuff page, including a view of them from the ground outside (not for the faint of heart). That building beyond them to the right with the cobalt blue glass crown is the nearly completed Olive8 which will house a Hyatt Hotel in its bottom floors and high end condos in its upper floors. I'm liking the shock of blue its design elements are giving the street scape around it.

10 comments:

Jay said...

You know, some days that kind of work really seems preferable over a stuffy office job!

USelaine said...

You couldn't pay me enough.

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

It's a so dangerous job, isn't it?

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

AWESOME capture!!!

Knoxville Girl said...

and I love how you've captured their expressions - so nonchalant. oh yeah, we hang out twenty floors above ground every day. I think it's still safer than driving on the interstate, though.

Ursel said...

These are great, rare images, awesome! Don't know if I want to hang from a few ropes in such height, but hey at least they get fresh air. If one can stand the height, I think it's pretty secure.

Keith said...

Fun photo but a fear of heights would keep me from ever doing this job.

Steffe said...

Wow. I'm not afraid of heights but I don't think I could to what they do. Good shot.

Maya said...

I love watching these guys work. Great job capturing them!

Anonymous said...

The one guy on the right is a friend of mine. He wanted to thank you for the photos, now his family back home (Mexico) can see what he does for a living