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Cleaning the world's tallest building | Supersized Earth โ€“ BBC

Cleaning the world's tallest building | Supersized Earth โ€“ BBC



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Watch the BBC first on iPlayer ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bbc.in/iPlayer-Home The worldโ€™s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, has the worldโ€™s highest windows. Dallas joins the team whose heart-stopping job it is to clean them.

Supersized Earth traces the spectacular story of how humans have transformed our world in a generation. In this awe-inspiring three-part series, Dallas Campbell travels the globe, visiting the worldโ€™s largest and most ambitious engineering projects, exploring the power of human ingenuity and the making of the modern world.

In this episode, Dallas explores how we have been redesigning the planet as we build ever more astonishing places to live. In Dubai, he climbs to the very top of the worldโ€™s tallest building โ€“ over half a mile above the desert sand โ€“ to help clean the highest windows in the world; and he explores how desert wastelands have been transformed into bristling forests of skyscrapers as weโ€™ve conquered the sky and turned it into a place we can call home.

In China, the rate of change is accelerating as millions move into the cities; to keep pace, they have learned to erect 30-storey buildings in under three weeks. The world is changing underneath our feet too; Dallas dives beneath Mexico City with one of the two-man team whose unenviable job it is to keep the city sewers flowing, before examining a very new-world solution to this age-old problem.

Supersized Earth | Series 1 Episode 1 | BBC One

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34 Comments

  1. There wearing hard hats so if they fall they wonโ€™t die

  2. Yes it's insane humans build something that tall and it's more insane that they don't have technology to keep windows clean without putting life in danger for cleaners.

  3. This all because of titanium balls.

  4. Sir how much salary, i would like jobe iam experience Person please reply.

  5. I used to work in San Francisco financial district, window cleaners they weren't hung/belayed but worked off a lift/platform

  6. Sir i used your video a small clip for making a fact video so please you don't give me any copyright

  7. Must be double jabbed and triple boostered in order to have a job doing this.

  8. If you donโ€™t like to see dirty windows then donโ€™t look at it. Itโ€™s definitely not a job for me ๐Ÿคข

  9. The amount of guts to reort this from this location is remarkable.

  10. I am out for sure! So they do it all year, when they are done they start all over. Three month to clean the building and then they start all over! I am not afraid of heights, but thatโ€™s just crazy!

  11. Inspecting mirrors is a job I could really see myself doing.

  12. Oh christ ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ Leave them filthy

  13. I also want to join it.
    How much salary and duty hours are fixed. Plzz tell me.

  14. I get a sick feeling and Iโ€™m watching this on a screen I couldnโ€™t imagine doing it in person

  15. Yeah pass. Big shout out to those that can do this job but I'd rather take fast food job then do that. I'm deathly afraid of heights to point I'll freeze up completely. That is one of scariest things

  16. Hose connected to a scrubber with a squeegee following that has a small drip of water soap combination and a magnet. Someone on top working the hose. Tall windows, extendable magnet but I feel like this is too smart

  17. Dubai Burj Khalifa Bindu ki lena glass cleaner Spider-Man job please Indian Abutaleb๐Ÿค™ ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ•‹๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜“

  18. I think it's not possible for them to..Clean from inside.โœŒ๏ธ Anywayโ€ฆ Appreciate for their work..๐Ÿค—

  19. Dude I give that Journalist HUGE props that was impressive he went out there and clean those windows that high up haha

  20. Very difficult work doing you are actually grate personalities of Dream city of Dubai. God bless u always so you can keep beautiful building more clean in the future. Due to ur grate services, we look Burj Khalifa clean always.

  21. does this earn them a very comfortable life?

  22. You could not pay me enough to do that job. I'm not to bad on heights, I used to be a brick wall cleaner and cleaned plenty of jobs 30 or so metres high or so with brick facades but this is just something else. These guys are truly brave in my opinion. I take my hat off to you for giving it a try.๐Ÿ‘

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