Company Gets Up Close and Personal with Skyscrapers
by Bernard Slushman, August 20, 2014
NEW YORK— Historic landmark buildings, museums, the United States Capitol – all seen from top to bottom just inches from one’s face. To get there you have to be an engineer, an archaeologist, and part-daredevil. It may look like fun, but this is serious business. One team from the company “Vertical Access” is preparing to survey the exterior of a 37-story Wall Street building. Literally climbing the walls is the cheapest way for engineers and architects to monitor a building’s rehabilitation and upkeep.