dangerous. The last stunt of Adam Lockwood (21) of Manchester could not be called otherwise. The reckless British pretended to be workers and entered the El Primo apartment building in Dubai, right next to the Burj Khalifa, in the morning. Because someone prevented him from using the elevator, he had to go up the stairs 77 floors. It took him two hours.
Lockwood exited the building at about 5:45 a.m., fifteen minutes before the workers arrived, via a construction hoist and suspended from a metal beam at a height of 390 metres. His pictures hanging from the tap, which he shared via YouTube, are hallucinatory images. Especially when you know he has absolutely no protection.
The Briton mentions his experience in Watchman ‘Surreal’ and ‘semi-peaceful’. “When I first looked at the pictures, I thought I did the craziest thing ever. It’s something I know I can do and that 99 percent of the world can’t and never will. That’s why I feel compelled to use my skills and enjoy it in the meantime.”
Then he added that he didn’t realize how greasy the faucet was until it was actually hung. “It looked like desert sand at first, but I looked at my hands and saw they were fat. My hands and feet slid over everything I touched.” At the end of the video you can see Lockwood walking away down the street, looking up where he just got stuck. “I slept all day after that,” he said afterwards.
Not the first trick
Lockwood has previously performed similar stunts elsewhere. In April, it was still hanging from the roof of the San Siro football stadium in Milan. In the Louvre, he was already daring on the glass ceiling.
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