CHICAGO — A video of two men working atop the 1,506-foot John Hancock Center is making the rounds through social media.
The video's description says the men are starting removal of one of the building's antennas. They are seen working on the antenna, one of them smoking, before clicking off the camera.
Starting removal of John Hancock Building west antenna, Aug. 6, 2014:
"Its [sic] the first time Ive [sic] ever experienced some form of vertigo watching a clip. You boys better get paid a wedge," a YouTube user commented.
On Reddit, users debated if they would climb the building's antennas, with one person saying he or she would "do it for free, just for the experience." Others said the video made their "palms sweaty" or gave them vertigo.
"My hands started sweating before I even hit play. Hell nah," one Reddit user said.
The video, published Aug. 6, had racked up almost 9,500 views by Tuesday afternoon. A similar video with about 3,150 views was published Aug. 14, 2013, by the same user. The videos were posted by YouTube user L1irnwrkr, who did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
John Hancock Building antenna, Aug. 14, 2013:
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