| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Window cleaning the world’s tallest building – Supersized Earth – Episode 1 – BBC One


Today I’m going to join the team whose job it is to clean the outside of the world’s highest windows Oh those like me come up with this one Okay, then look Stay back slingback, okay, you know don’t do no way In the bucket yeah You get nervous at all ya get a little bit scared yeah, I haven’t looked down yet. Now I’d look down It’s almost Inconceivable how high these windows are I’m 60 meters above the next platform below, which is in itself 600 metres above the ground higher than the previous world’s tallest building At this height if I dropped anything it could do serious damage Building hive is a load of factors. You’ve got to take into consideration one of them obviously is gravity which I’m feeling right now But the thing about gravity is it very predictable if the force is going one way the thing you’ve really got to worry about Is wind because both very nature? It’s it’s unpredictable. It swirls around and it can affect the building as well as window cleaners Surprisingly very tall buildings aren’t in danger of being blown over, but have being sucked over As Wind hits them it can form small whirl winds called vortices This swirling air can create low-pressure areas that tug at the building and if enough of them combine up the tools straight sides They could make the tower rock from side to side So why doesn’t this happen to the Burj Khalifa well, it’s taken some careful aerodynamic design By stepping the building in as it rises and introducing angles and curves the Burj Kalifa breaks up the desert wind preventing the vortices from combining dangerously The designers call it confusing the wind and they reckon it’s the only way to build this high Curse strikes me being out here that even though we’re in such a a Technically advanced building that in order to keep it nice and clean you Still can’t beat a man with a squeegee and a bucket It takes three months to clean all 24,000 windows and when they finished the team has to start all over again You’re gonna build a building, that’s truly iconic. I’m gonna make it look nice and keep it looking nice. Yeah You going family While that was intense, I don’t know how those guys do everyday I Was intense but good

100 Comments

Beadell Studios

Jul 7, 2019, 8:03 pm Reply

Imagine the camera man

Ezra the Taco Man

Jul 7, 2019, 10:41 pm Reply

meanwhile i can't even get off my bed

Daniel Spinosa

Jul 7, 2019, 10:46 pm Reply

I don’t care if you paid me a million dollars and if I fell I’d live, I still wouldn’t do this.

Bruh

Jul 7, 2019, 11:18 pm Reply

I’D DIE EVEN BEFORE I GET UP THERE

Bailey Amon

Jul 7, 2019, 8:02 am Reply

video: about being really high
also video: 4:20 minutes long

Stricker Pro

Jul 7, 2019, 9:20 am Reply

The building is burj khalifa

Garth Mikes

Jul 7, 2019, 9:43 am Reply

No Ways you will get me up there…..

Aryz_RBLX Chau

Jul 7, 2019, 10:08 am Reply

The guy speaking does not seem scared

MOHAMED ILKACASE

Jul 7, 2019, 11:28 am Reply

Now where is the camera man

BananaNate

Jul 7, 2019, 12:02 pm Reply

as if anyone down there can see the windows from there

Lion kid

Jul 7, 2019, 12:27 pm Reply

snap "

Liam Hanna

Jul 7, 2019, 12:39 pm Reply

This guy doesn’t have balls of steel…

He has a penis of steel

Cavez

Jul 7, 2019, 12:57 pm Reply

So were you also recommended this video in 2019.

Jon Yuaniel Morales

Jul 7, 2019, 12:57 pm Reply

They have balls

kevin Jhonson

Jul 7, 2019, 1:27 pm Reply

not a god damn chance in hell!!!!!

The Unknown Gamer

Jul 7, 2019, 2:02 pm Reply

Why Can’t You Have Windows That Flip? So You Can Clean Them From The Inside

49 49 49 49 49 49

Jul 7, 2019, 2:58 pm Reply

You’ve missed a spot on the 14,300th window, find it and clean it.

XxLukeEngland2xX RBLX

Jul 7, 2019, 3:10 pm Reply

I couldn’t do that! I’m terrified of heights.

Chris W

Jul 7, 2019, 3:26 pm Reply

GREENSCREEEEEEEEEN Good job fakers

ARE YOU JEALOUS MATE.

Jul 7, 2019, 3:40 pm Reply

okay this shit is insane.
there is no way in hell i would even get close to that shit and especially not with soap and water that shit slippery as hell nahah

Billy Bakbakh

Jul 7, 2019, 3:53 pm Reply

Øn ur window

CSJiGSaW08

Jul 7, 2019, 4:35 pm Reply

YOU CAN PAY ME THOUSANDS, I WOULD NEVER DO THIS!!!!

Neal

Jul 7, 2019, 4:51 pm Reply

We are in 2019. Can’t we have the workers control a few robots to do this ?

reepan Kaushal

Jul 7, 2019, 5:57 pm Reply

Those guys have iron balls ⚽️ i think ?

Rhodesian Wojak

Jul 7, 2019, 6:06 pm Reply

All done by immigrants who are being paid near to nothing.

WhistleG

Jul 7, 2019, 6:27 pm Reply

I wouldnt be scared lol bcus the safety rope but if u use that elevator machine to wipe im out

_midnight_

Jul 7, 2019, 7:01 pm Reply

whats the point of cleaning that high when nobody can see it? and even if u can, i dont see the need to clean it that often, maybe only twice a year

Police 159

Jul 7, 2019, 7:55 pm Reply

Serious damage? They’ll insta die.

Lucid

Jul 7, 2019, 9:31 pm Reply

I didn't think you build above the sky barrier.
Like if u know what I mean

Ryan vlogs

Jul 7, 2019, 10:32 pm Reply

there just sitting there with the cheerios watching tv and the cleaners be like
WASSUP BRAH

FaqUrNwoBS

Jul 7, 2019, 11:53 pm Reply

sucks but the pay must be pretty good

Bleron

Jul 7, 2019, 12:18 am Reply

How did they not fall from having balls that big

maximillion. 7

Jul 7, 2019, 2:17 am Reply

The future needs auto clean built in for highrise buildings. Dont risk peoples lives for petty payments.

Itsmee ee

Jul 7, 2019, 5:29 am Reply

Oh hell no

…..

Jay Jay

Jul 7, 2019, 6:52 am Reply

Dis some mission impossible shit.

Joshua Matta

Jul 7, 2019, 9:41 am Reply

Why?

Haedyn wall

Jul 7, 2019, 11:30 am Reply

1:16 higher than the previous worlds tallest building, ??

VΞΝΘM 18

Jul 7, 2019, 11:37 am Reply

Why need weed when you can be this high?

Samar Lynx

Jul 7, 2019, 12:12 pm Reply

I can imagine how hard work it takes , proud of this tough workers take any jobs out there even cleaning the window in Dubai mustve get a good pay and perks from work.

Tommy Hammernots

Jul 7, 2019, 12:30 pm Reply

“I need a bucket”…I’ve shat myself.

ThanossGaming

Jul 7, 2019, 1:37 pm Reply

Whatever these guys are getting paid, it’s not enough.

Nick W

Jul 7, 2019, 4:07 pm Reply

you missed a bit…

Anonymous Anonymous

Jul 7, 2019, 7:56 pm Reply

If u bring me a 0.5 of coke I’m there

Y Salman

Jul 7, 2019, 9:24 pm Reply

The sad part is , the labors from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Philippines and India … the labors who built this tall megastructures were probably cheap labors who lived in horrible conditions and paid very less by these Arab despots.
It is my sincere dream to see the entirety of this hypocritical arab culture to get destroyed before I die.

Exceqt -.

Jul 7, 2019, 3:08 am Reply

I would shit myself doing this

GrandNecro

Jul 7, 2019, 5:30 am Reply

how do they even pump water up a building that high?

Jam Isaq

Jul 7, 2019, 8:47 am Reply

I wouldn't be cleaning those windows without having a parachute on my back.

THAT RANDOM DUDE

Jul 7, 2019, 10:14 am Reply

Anxiety intensifies

Ryan Gurung

Jul 7, 2019, 10:19 am Reply

What about burjkalifa??

The Cow

Jul 7, 2019, 2:41 pm Reply

If the fall the last thing to go through their heads would be their ankles.

Seclusive

Jul 7, 2019, 7:14 pm Reply

Where do I sign up?

Pranjalman

Jul 7, 2019, 12:10 am Reply

Will a cat survive this…….

Alpha

Jul 7, 2019, 12:34 am Reply

Would you rather
A: be a window cleaner like this,
OR
B: be a sewage worker (like going inside of them as your job)?

PJ Packer

Jul 7, 2019, 2:28 am Reply

I would NEVER!!!!!!!! ???

Jeffrey Dela Cruz

Jul 7, 2019, 8:35 am Reply

This guys balls are made of vibranium

This is Autism

Jul 7, 2019, 8:50 am Reply

Sounds weird but I would love to do this

Louis s

Jul 7, 2019, 11:37 am Reply

I struggled to look out those windows when I went to the top of the tower let alone get out and clean them. Hell no

Ashish Zachariah

Jul 7, 2019, 11:59 am Reply

How much do they get paid?

Hakeem_FaZe

Jul 7, 2019, 2:09 pm Reply

They wearing a hard hat like it finna save you or something if you fall

James Evans

Jul 7, 2019, 10:21 pm Reply

I'm never going to moan again when I've gotta clean my house windows

XXspringz

Jul 7, 2019, 10:45 pm Reply

Burn khalifa more like misma khalifa

jorge rodi

Jul 7, 2019, 11:00 pm Reply

HELL NO

Daniel Zimmerman

Jul 7, 2019, 3:28 am Reply

At least they get free cable

Todd P

Jul 7, 2019, 6:08 am Reply

I would be using the bucket of cleaning fluid to shit in.

Nathan Coleman

Jul 7, 2019, 6:20 am Reply

Even if I would happen to go out on the ledge, they would have to hook me up to two wires just incase.

ricki doyle

Jul 7, 2019, 4:12 pm Reply

I think I’ll just stick to cleaning the inside of them . ?

Pedro Joubert

Jul 7, 2019, 9:14 pm Reply

Unemployment sign me up

Will Young

Jul 7, 2019, 9:30 pm Reply

HAHAHAHAno.

markwest1987

Jul 7, 2019, 10:09 pm Reply

It's amazing these guys don't crack any of the windows with their giant steel balls….

Meta Morphic

Jul 7, 2019, 12:32 am Reply

When you build to 256 in minecraft

Investor Jess

Jul 7, 2019, 1:05 am Reply

By the time they’re done it will be time to clean up again

Investor Jess

Jul 7, 2019, 1:08 am Reply

How much does it pay to clean it!

Phat Boy

Jul 7, 2019, 8:20 pm Reply

I need 3 parachute with me if im workin

BigBoiEnfer !!

Jul 7, 2019, 9:30 pm Reply

Two words,

HELL. NO!

viqster

Jul 7, 2019, 12:49 am Reply

Crazy Russian kids would do this without any ropes

Eddie ٦٨

Jul 7, 2019, 6:14 am Reply

You forgot to tell us those guy work for shit money risking their lives.

Psychotube Creations

Jul 7, 2019, 7:10 pm Reply

These people have balls of steel…. ?
Oh no wait….
And people who constructed the building at this height..
May be their balls were melted to make the foundation of burj khalifa strong.

B dog Playz

Jul 7, 2019, 7:34 pm Reply

Balls of steel right here.

UltimateJakeFTW

Jul 7, 2019, 2:43 pm Reply

420

Joey Chapman

Jul 7, 2019, 9:22 pm Reply

No way?

War Child

Jul 7, 2019, 9:07 am Reply

Big salary for these guys? that is if they live?

MakE iT EaSy

Jul 7, 2019, 4:50 pm Reply

25$ per hour is not that bad

Dave Mills

Jul 7, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply

Hell No

gameANDchange

Jul 7, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

This music is crazy.

Integrity Cleaning

Jul 7, 2019, 2:05 am Reply

Its awesome all the things we can learn on youtube

D Money

Jul 7, 2019, 5:31 am Reply

How much do these guys get paid ?

Crazyman1212

Jul 7, 2019, 7:57 pm Reply

people risk there lives so the super rich can have a clear view.

Parasnath Yadav

Jul 7, 2019, 4:15 am Reply

www

Sansenforhansen

Jul 7, 2019, 1:04 am Reply

1.5 billion dollar building and you couldn't even get self cleaning windows

NGK Ravi

Jul 7, 2019, 10:19 am Reply

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Aug 8, 2019, 12:55 am Reply

You missed a spot…

snooepije leeuwenkamp

Aug 8, 2019, 9:22 am Reply

why didn't they make flip windows? doesn't make sense that it takes all that effort and danger to clean them

Alex Carrillo

Aug 8, 2019, 11:27 pm Reply

Do they really need to be cleaned tho?

Melvin Bonilla

Aug 8, 2019, 11:18 pm Reply

I can’t believe I had the balls to watch this

R Graji

Aug 8, 2019, 10:19 pm Reply

You can't have windows that flip because some idiot would forget to fasten window before cleaning and "FLIP OUT" the window. he he he!!

Adi games!

Aug 8, 2019, 12:45 am Reply

The team at the top of burj Khalifa: “we are a little bit nervous.”

Me at the top of my apartment which is 19 meters tall: ahhhhhhh help!!!! No!!!

Metro Metro

Aug 8, 2019, 4:52 pm Reply

Why clean the windows when the rain can clean it lol no money is worth the pay on this job

Sleeves 123

Aug 8, 2019, 8:43 pm Reply

Im just curious ? I always wanted to know how much do those guys get paid ? Is it a union job ? Do they do well ? Imagine waking up every morning knowing you have that to look forward too.

Eric Smith

Aug 8, 2019, 9:01 am Reply

Why not wear a parachute? I guess it could hinder ur work a little, but damn…..

Joe Franks

Aug 8, 2019, 1:53 pm Reply

Ah, no thank you. I'll go work at Wal-mart.

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