High rise that walks on its own shows world’s tallest skyline

Image copyright Hendrik Volkers / Inspired by Shanghai

Explosive video from Shanghai demonstrates a building that can walk on its own.

Built in 2011, Jing Tower in Xinyi, China, is nearly 400 metres tall.

But despite standing a staggering 310 metres above the ground, it can now walk up to a new location up to a height of 110 metres – 10 metres higher than it was before.

“We simulated the walking floor using our 3D simulators,” said construction worker Hendrik Volkers in his video.

Image copyright Hendrik Volkers / Inspired by Shanghai Image caption The rise of supertall buildings is turning the skyline of the world’s largest cities into ever taller silhouettes

He added: “We built the walk with a waterproofing solution with our temporary installation and set up a safety mechanism.”

It was not until Mr Volkers decided to film the climb that he realised he could pull it off.

The footage has already been shared online.

Image copyright Hendrik Volkers / Inspired by Shanghai Image caption The video was not filmed until Hendrik realised he could pull it off

Jing Tower’s top view of Shanghai/Huaochun is as a tall as it gets

Image copyright Hendrik Volkers / Inspired by Shanghai Image caption The Jing Tower is nearly 400 metres tall

The Jing Tower, which is the city’s tallest building, opened in 2011 and houses about 450,000 visitors every year.

Just weeks ago, engineers announced that they had sent up a commercial rocket by remotely controlled flight from the top of a three-sided Shanghai skyscraper.

SkyRocket launched its unmanned rocket in the courtyard of the 70-storey Shanghai Shenhua Building, which was constructed last year.

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