You can’t try this at home unless you live at the world’s tallest skyscraper. And if you do live in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, don’t try it anyway. As reported by HuffPost, National Geographic photographer Joe McNally was not on assignment when he climbed a support railing and shot a picture straight down. Not an assignment but a mission to make sure he reevaluated his life insurance when he got back to earth.
The railing was part of the light assembly warning aircraft of the presence of a 2716 foot spire in their path. At least McNally would not have been hit by a plane.
McNally thanked his battered pair of shoes for getting him there. The next time you think you need a new pair of shoes, imagine looking down at them from 2700 feet.