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Watch this: climbing China's tallest building under the cover of darkness

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Shanghai Tower (LiveJournal)
Shanghai Tower (LiveJournal)

Last year Russian photographer Vadim Makhorov caused a stir when he posted a series of images taken atop Egypt's Great Pyramid — but for his most recent adventure, he set his sights quite a bit higher. Makhorov has posted a video and a series of photos of the lengthy climb up China's tallest building, the 2,073 foot-tall Shanghai Tower. Since the giant building is still under construction, Makhorov and his team did the climb at night, much like with the Egypt climb.

"We prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date."

"Aware of the strict Chinese law, we prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date, the Chinese New Year day," Makhorov wrote on his LiveJournal. "At that time the security was less watchful, workers were on vacations, and cranes did not work." The trek was so lengthy that you can see the sky shift from night to day over the course of the video — Makhorov says that the team stayed a top the tower for 18 hours just waiting for better weather. You can check out the entire journey in the video below, but this doesn't appear to be the end of Makhorov's Chinese adventure. "Soon you will see a lot of exciting content from China," he says.