So I was sitting in the revolving restaurant in the Fernsehturm, sipping a lovely glass of champagne with a friend, admiring the setting sun and the vastness of Berlin sprawling to the horizon in every direction, and a thought occurred to me:
How do they wash the windows?
I mean, check out this short video of the views I was enjoying – the Fernsehturm is super, super high up, and there certainly ain’t nuthin’ to stand on out there. I also couldn’t imagine how one of those usual contraptions that use pulleys to move up and down when washing windows of skyscrapers (Wolkenkratzer) would work, because it is a giant round ball.
So I asked the waitress.
“The cleaners use bungee cords and climbing gear, and they rappel up and down while washing the windows,” she says.
I was never so impressed. Maybe she lied and I am gullible, but now I want to wash the windows of the Fernsehturm in Berlin. Anyone know who I need to ask? Will work for adrenalin.