Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Acrobats at Work

Acrobatic System at work, piazza Matteotti high-rise, Livorno
With its 26 floors and 91 meters it qualifies more as a high-rise, but we still call this building “Il Grattacielo” (The Skyscraper), because it is the tallest and more visible structure in town.
Acrobatic System at work, piazza Matteotti high-rise, Livorno
It dominates “Piazza Matteotti” and in the recent days is attracting a few curious onlookers because a maintenance crew is using rope access techniques instead of a traditional scaffolding.
Acrobatic System at work, piazza Matteotti high-rise, Livorno
The technicians from the local firm Acrobatic System seem quite comfortable working at this height dangling, with all the safety measures, from a rope.

See also: Piazza Matteotti
External links: Acrobatic System (in Italian) - Rope access (Wikipedia)

18 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Once I dreamed of making a living as a window cleaner.

Much success for their work. Safety as well.

Andy said...

Great photos but it's a job I would not want.

Revrunner said...

Tall enough!

Randy said...

Not the job for me.

Jack said...

Well, there is another job I don't want!

cieldequimper said...

I'd hate this job in bad weather,other than that it must be quite nice to texte while dangling high above...

Dina said...

I would get nervous having the residents watching me from so close.

The skyscraper and the work sure make for dramatic photos.

Luis Gomez said...

Pretty cool!

Babzy said...

Excellent images , i couldn't do this job !! :)

Lois Evensen said...

I like the guy making a phone call in the last image. "Honey? I'm all tied up here. I'll be home a little late...."

JM said...

Great captures, although not the job for me! :-)

Gunn said...

Gosh!!
Not a job for me.
Nice documentary!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow imagine that...brave guys!
I have butterflies only to see the pictures, the building is massive!
Hugs
Léia

Halcyon said...

I could never do this job! They must have no fear. :)

Traveling Hawk said...

it's a difficult job but they seem to do it easily...

Stefan Jansson said...

Looks like a fun job. and I really like your photos of the guys.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Fantastic top one.

Arianna said...

Non potrei mai salire così in alto...neanche per lavoro! Ciao, Arianna