Tuesday, December 15, 2009

High-Rise Window Washer

Standing 4 blocks away on the 5th floor of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, one could see the Bank of America building in the distance.
If you enlarge the photo and squint your eyes, you can spot a window washer on the 49th floor of the 52-story building.


Here is a perspective photo with less camera zoom. It is not a job for the faint of heart.
And, by the time you finish cleaning the last window, you will have to start all over again.


- Karen

5 comments:

rainfield61 said...

I won't go for the job even with a lucrative pay.

TZ said...

hey i bet the high rise windows cleaners must be earning a lot compare to those brista in Starbucks..
Coz this is a high risk job in US, rite?

I have A friend who worked as the safety light controller on top of the CN Tower @ Toronto... if the lights bulb burnt. the person has to went out to change the bulb.. It's an extremely high wages job but he told me usually the person would resign after once experience of changing the bulb.... He was the lucky one coz he didn't have the experience :p

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Karen, that's an awesome shot of the b of a building, it's got great style and at a good angle. Well done.

jam said...

That's certainly not the job for me!

AVCr8teur said...

Rainfield61/TZ/Jam: This is not a job for me either. I am afraid of heights especially when I am on the outside of the building looking down!

Poetic Shutterbug: Thanks for the compliment. It is one of those buildings in SF that really stands out.