It’s hard for New Yorkers to bat an eyelash at what’s out of the ordinary going on the streets. They’ve seen it all.
But in a video that’s now going viral, a man stunned people by crossing the window shades on the roof of a 23-story building in downtown New York City.
Shot by Chicago-based film director Eric Jung, the clip shows a man appearing to answer a phone call before gracefully leaping over a window shade before stopping and crawling inside the window. is shown. A video clip then pans out to show the viewer just how huge the skyscraper is, making it even scarier.
But rest assured. This is not a movie stunt on Ljung’s behalf.
“I don’t know what the guy was doing. When we first saw him, he was already jumping from shade to shade,” Ljung wrote on Instagram along with the clip. rice field. “He called, looked around for about a minute, then apparently jumped in the direction he came from when we first saw him and climbed onto the window. The window was wet and he was wearing dress shoes. was there.”
The building in question is 90 West Street in Manhattan’s financial district and is over 324 feet tall.
And thanks to the power of social media, the mystery seems to have been solved and, in fact, the man has done the same thing before.
The mysterious James Bond figure has been identified as a 60-year-old contractor named Joe Smithaski working on waterproofing buildings in the city.
His girlfriend’s daughter-in-law, Marissa Fazendeiro, first identified Smizaski and his profession as follows: daily mail, Perhaps he jokes that he was “secretly James Bond too.”
Smizaski then confirmed his identity NBC4explains that rooftop hopping is exactly what he does.
“People have leak problems. I’m a problem solver. That’s what I do,” he told the outlet. I want to go home to my family, that’s how I grew up in the industry.”
Smizaski claimed that the footage shown captures a very common occurrence for him at work, and that it is just a standard part of his work day.
Videos like this make working at a desk more engaging.