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Two daredevils scale world's second tallest building in China

Published on Feb 13, 2014 8:27 PM

SHANGHAI (AFP) - A pair of daredevil climbers ascended to the top of the world's second tallest building in China's commercial hub Shanghai, posting a stomach-turning video which has received more than 1.5 million views.

The duo, who identified themselves as Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, said they scaled the Shanghai Tower, which will reach over 630 metres when it is finished this year if construction goes according to schedule.

Globally it will be second only to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which stands at 828 metres.

The video showed the two men, wearing black hoodies, walking up stairs, climbing ladders and finally scaling a crane at the top of the Shanghai Tower as they peered at buildings shrouded in clouds below.

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