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

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

  • Tommy Hammernots

    July 5, 2019

    “I need a bucket”…I’ve shat myself.

    Reply
  • Spike

    July 5, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Nick W

    July 5, 2019

    you missed a bit…

    Reply
  • XxNighTCreepeRxX

    July 5, 2019

    If u bring me a 0.5 of coke I’m there

    Reply
  • Y Salman

    July 5, 2019

    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.

    Reply
  • Exceqt -.

    July 6, 2019

    I would shit myself doing this

    Reply
  • GrandNecro

    July 6, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Jam Isaq

    July 6, 2019

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

    Reply
  • THAT RANDOM DUDE

    July 6, 2019

    Anxiety intensifies

    Reply
  • Ryan Gurung

    July 6, 2019

    What about burjkalifa??

    Reply
  • The Cow

    July 6, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Seclusive

    July 6, 2019

    Where do I sign up?

    Reply
  • Pranjalman

    July 7, 2019

    Will a cat survive this…….

    Reply
  • Alpha

    July 7, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Catholic Women

    July 7, 2019

    I would NEVER!!!!!!!! 😨😨😨

    Reply
  • Jeffrey Dela Cruz

    July 7, 2019

    This guys balls are made of vibranium

    Reply
  • This is Autism

    July 7, 2019

    Sounds weird but I would love to do this

    Reply
  • Louis s

    July 7, 2019

    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

    Reply
  • Ashish Zachariah

    July 7, 2019

    How much do they get paid?

    Reply
  • Hakeem_FaZe

    July 7, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Luke Skywalker

    July 7, 2019

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

    Reply
  • XXspringz

    July 7, 2019

    Burn khalifa more like misma khalifa

    Reply
  • jorge rodi

    July 7, 2019

    HELL NO

    Reply
  • Daniel Zimmerman

    July 8, 2019

    At least they get free cable

    Reply
  • Todd P

    July 8, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Nathan Coleman

    July 8, 2019

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

    Reply
  • ricki doyle

    July 8, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Pedro Joubert

    July 8, 2019

    Unemployment sign me up

    Reply
  • Will Young

    July 8, 2019

    HAHAHAHAno.

    Reply
  • markwest1987

    July 8, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Meta Morphic

    July 9, 2019

    When you build to 256 in minecraft

    Reply
  • Investor Jess

    July 9, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Investor Jess

    July 9, 2019

    How much does it pay to clean it!

    Reply
  • Phat Boy

    July 9, 2019

    I need 3 parachute with me if im workin

    Reply
  • BigBoiEnfer !!

    July 9, 2019

    Two words,

    HELL. NO!

    Reply
  • viqster

    July 10, 2019

    Crazy Russian kids would do this without any ropes

    Reply
  • Eddie ٦٨

    July 10, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Psychotube Creations

    July 10, 2019

    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.

    Reply
  • B dog Playz

    July 10, 2019

    Balls of steel right here.

    Reply
  • bqmb

    July 11, 2019

    420

    Reply
  • Joey Chapman

    July 12, 2019

    No way😳

    Reply
  • War Child

    July 13, 2019

    Big salary for these guys😎 that is if they live😐

    Reply
  • MakE iT EaSy

    July 16, 2019

    25$ per hour is not that bad

    Reply
  • Dave Mills

    July 16, 2019

    Hell No

    Reply
  • gameANDchange

    July 16, 2019

    This music is crazy.

    Reply
  • Integrity Cleaning

    July 21, 2019

    Its awesome all the things we can learn on youtube

    Reply
  • D Money

    July 22, 2019

    How much do these guys get paid ?

    Reply
  • Crazyman1212

    July 27, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Parasnath Yadav

    July 28, 2019

    www

    Reply
  • NGK Ravi

    July 31, 2019

    நான் இந்த வேலை தான் செய்றேன் வெளிநாட்டுக்குப் போய் வேலை செய்ய வேண்டும் என்று எனக்கு ஆசை கான்டக்ட் நம்பர் 8939831371

    Reply
  • 11 11

    August 1, 2019

    You missed a spot…

    Reply
  • snooepije leeuwenkamp

    August 1, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Alex Carrillo

    August 2, 2019

    Do they really need to be cleaned tho?

    Reply
  • Melvin Bonilla

    August 4, 2019

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

    Reply
  • R Graji

    August 9, 2019

    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!!

    Reply
  • Adi_YT

    August 10, 2019

    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!!!

    Reply
  • Metro Metro

    August 11, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Sleeves 123

    August 11, 2019

    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.

    Reply
  • Eric Smith

    August 13, 2019

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

    Reply
  • Joe Franks

    August 13, 2019

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

    Reply
  • trick nigga Joe

    August 16, 2019

    If you fall, aim for the water …. And do a flip

    Reply
  • MSZB

    August 17, 2019

    Best Horor film of 2012 … shit my pants watching it

    Reply
  • JJ Elpeso Condor

    August 20, 2019

    when the cameraman was focusing the camera towards down I was feeling a feeling of sudden freefall!

    Reply
  • Miroslav Finik

    August 21, 2019

    Cool, that's my next job 👍

    Reply
  • jannis joplin

    August 22, 2019

    NOPE

    Reply
  • Steve Morgan

    August 23, 2019

    Helmets? Really??? Let’s experiment. Let’s see how many people survive that fall cuz they had their helmets on. My guess. 0
    F ing stupid

    Reply
  • P.L Ponio

    August 26, 2019

    You are one of the most dedicated Journalist I've ever watched. Hope you get a salary increase after this video. hehe. Cheers mate!

    Reply
  • MurTaza *

    August 28, 2019

    How mach do they get paid to do this job

    Reply
  • dhamsas dm

    August 29, 2019

    need to trust rop

    Reply
  • Friezian

    August 29, 2019

    I'm aware that the people that do these jobs trust their equipment wholeheartedly, but I'd definitely need more than a single rope just to keep anxiety/paranoia at bay to even begin thinking about doing something like that

    Reply
  • Charles Chow

    August 29, 2019

    wow

    Reply
  • Muna Awadh

    August 30, 2019

    This 2019 and this vodie is 2012 that it not the bulding

    Reply
  • JoceyVDV

    August 31, 2019

    The ONLY people who have more balls than these guys are the ones that built it!

    Reply
  • gabriel hernandez

    August 31, 2019

    They can keep that stupid job!!

    Reply
  • Sidharth Murali

    August 31, 2019

    We need a wiper and water sprayer for each Windows..just like in vehicles.

    Reply
  • danish alex

    September 1, 2019

    Sir my work glass and acp sheet repairing Spider Man without follding any size glass my 9720070966

    Reply
  • Marko Constantinescu

    September 2, 2019

    Without European brain, arabics would stil clean cammels shit, from desert sand in tends.

    Reply
  • Akhil Raveendran

    September 2, 2019

    Group of 'Tom cruise'

    Reply
  • Nicolas Breuil

    September 4, 2019

    that's nothing tom cruise did it with one magnet glove

    Reply
  • General Mahone C.S.A.

    September 4, 2019

    Balls of Fkng steel!!

    Reply
  • PepeLaugh

    September 7, 2019

    I'm surprised those ropes can support them with balls that massive.

    Reply
  • tec61

    September 8, 2019

    YEAH, those brain buckets will save them 🤣😂🤣😂👏👏😖😖😖NOT!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • Voltaire Lerias

    September 10, 2019

    ' NUTZ '

    Reply
  • Muhammed Thariiq

    September 12, 2019

    Most dangerous work in world

    Reply
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    September 16, 2019

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  • DJMinor5000

    September 17, 2019

    For all the money the Saudis waste building useless skyscrapers in the middle of a vast desert, some Engineer could have devised a mechanized window washing apparatus that automatically washes and squeegees each pane of glass then moves on to the next window, as well as work it’s way around the perimeter of each section. For a building of this configuration, multiple window cleaning machinery would be required.

    Reply
  • Smarty The Pants

    September 17, 2019

    I felt a horrid shooting pain while watching this. Turns out it was my balls dropping.

    Reply
  • Sweety Bisnath

    September 18, 2019

    Hats off to all of you your job is in my opinion the most courageous one

    Reply
  • Zyg Maszél

    September 19, 2019

    much easier , do spraying with Drones . Rain water will do the rest 🌝

    Reply
  • Wolf Gamer

    September 19, 2019

    If you fall down you will on get severely hurt you will NOT die 🙂

    Reply
  • johnny lee

    September 20, 2019

    So they get paid about £5 million a year….right? 🤔

    Reply
  • Nathan Lozada

    September 21, 2019

    Aww poor guys he’s shaking

    Reply
  • Brayden LISBOA [11R01S]

    September 21, 2019

    Whose palms are sweating a sea.

    Reply
  • Bababooey 126

    September 22, 2019

    Why do you have to clean those windows?

    Reply
  • Bababooey 126

    September 22, 2019

    The winds can for hemriods and as they swirl they will bleed and take you down

    Reply
  • Elver’s_ßoi

    September 22, 2019

    Imagine being an ant at the top

    Reply
  • sToNe gARdEN

    September 22, 2019

    Anyone knows the amount of money they are getting paid?

    Reply
  • Scott Pepper

    September 22, 2019

    Remember everyone it's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop at the bottom.

    Reply
  • Roberto Duca

    September 22, 2019

    Woow 🤪

    Reply
  • PoolDr.

    September 22, 2019

    He missed a spot on that one window. He's got to go back and do it again.

    Reply

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