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It’s not everyday you’re sitting enjoying lunch at the top of a high building (in this case Sky Tower) and have someone casually stroll past you in occasional gales to measure the wind speed.

Lunch for me is normally a very boring on-my-own affair in the office, but today I had the pleasure of catching up with a colleague of mine at The Sugar Club restaurant, Level 53 up Sky Tower.

During the passing squally showers we witnessed this guy measuring the wind speed with a handheld wind speed machine (technical term: anemometer). Winds were being measured for those who were doing the SkyJump off the tower on the other side from where we were sitting.

He gave us a thumbs up as he walked past too.  I know he was harnessed to the building…but I doubt I could’ve casually taken a stroll and given a thumbs up on the outside edge of Sky Tower in gusty winds!   Talk about better work stories 🙂

– By Philip Duncan



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