Adventurer Posts Pics From Atop Skyscraper


LONDON, (UPI) — A U.S. man who said he and two friends eluded security at the Shard skyscraper in London has posted pictures taken from the top of the 1,016-foot structure.

Bradley Garrett described the adventure on his blog, Place Hacking. He said he and two friends only had to evade a single guard when they climbed onto the site of the Shard, which is due to be completed in June, from a walkway near London Bridge Railway station.

Garrett did not gave a date for the stun. He said it was after 2 a.m. when the three adventurers took the building’s staircases to the 76th floor and went out to the top of the skyscraper.

“We were so high, I couldn’t see anything moving at street level. No buses, no cars, just rows of lights and train lines that looked like converging river systems, a giant urban circuit board,” Garrett wrote on his blog.

A spokesman for developer Sellar Property Group and contractor Mace said they are aware of the security breach and believe it took place in December 2010. He said security has since been tightened, with 14 guards watching the facility at night and 25 CCTV cameras operating together with a laser alarm system on the ground floor.

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