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Daredevils scale world's second tallest skyscraper in China

Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov said their stunt at the Ping An International Finance Center in Shenzhen was inspired by last year's Shanghai Tower climb.

By Ben Hooper

SHENZHEN, China, May 12 (UPI) -- A pair of Eastern European daredevils strapped on GoPro cameras and climbed to the top of the world's second-tallest skyscraper in China.

Vitaliy Raskalov, 21, of Russia, and Vadim Makhorov, 25, of Ukraine, climbed the scaffolding of the under-construction Ping An International Finance Center in Shenzhen. The 2,165-foot-tall tower will be the second-largest skycraper in the world when it officially opens next month.

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The climbers made their way to the top of the construction crane perched on the building and used a selfie stick to take a vertigo-inducing shot of the men with the city far below them.

Raskalov and Makhorov, who posted the video to their On The Roofs YouTube channel, said a popular video from last year showing the duo climbing the Shanghai Tower inspired them to attempt similar stunts on other skyscrapers.

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