Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a 17-year-old Instagrammer on top 423 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere taking a picture. Not to sound like a bunch of old, cranky A-dults here. We remember youth, when Monica and Chandler were still just Friends, when Buzzfeed did not exist to suck us into another one of their ’90s nostalgia lists and when you could spend your money killing your liver drinking Surge soda (which is making a comeback). Whatever little troubles you find yourself in, we can surely tell you, none of us here at Untapped has yet considered climbing the tallest residential building in NYC to snap an Instagram photo despite our forays into urban exploration.
But a 17-year-old Instagrammer known as Demidism did just that. On Tuesday, the urban explorer posted on his Instagram page two photos on top the 1.397 foot super tower amidst the many super tall skyscrapers on 57th Street, This type of daredevil stunt in not so uncommon in NYC lately with the parachute base jump off 1 WTC or another 17-year-old’s bridge exploits. What Demidism’s purpose is, we don’t know (yet) but why wouldn’t you try to climb the second tallest building in NYC if you could?
Crazy in the head or not, these photographs are nice and atmospheric, without (too much) filter. While we would not recommend him or anyone else to perform such a dangerous (and highly illegal) stunt, it is nice that we get to see what the top of the city will look like on a Tuesday night before someone super wealthy blocks the view with some selfies.
Read about the time when we scaled to the top spire of the El Dorado on Central Park West and for some urban exploration underground, check out these photos of pyrotechnic art in abandoned NYC subway stations. For the latest on 5Pointz, here are 35 brand new photos of the interior demolition.
To talk Instagram photos on nice, solid, legal, boring ground, contact the author @ChrisLInoa