On The Roofs: What’s Up Hong Kong?


Russian daredevil duo “On The Roofs” – Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov – traveled eastward to hack one of Hong Kong’s highest billboards with the help of some friends.


The video follows them on their journey to the top floor of the China Online Center skyscraper before making their way to the top of the giant screen. From there they gain access to the computer, which controls the display, and change it up to display “What’s Up Hong Kong?” Check out the crazy journey and the amazing aerial shots in the video below.

This is not their first project, they have surreptitiously climbed the Moscow Bridge in Kiev, snuck their way onto the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza and secretly scaled the soon-to-be second tallest building in the world.

With a small team in tow, Makhorov and Raskalov furtively made their way onto the roof of the 52-story China Online Centre. Once there, the duo, who are both photographers, captured some stunning shots of the cityscape below.

Some netizens, however, have expressed skepticism at the legitimacy of the video, arguing that it looks too good to be true. But Makhorov and Raskalov have insisted that the clip is authentic and that both the building and the billboard had absolutely been accessed without the owners’ permission.

As mentioned before, earlier this year, the duo wowed the Internet with a vertigo-inducing video that showed them climbing to the top of the unfinished Shanghai Tower, which will be the second tallest building in the world when it’s completed.

At the time, Makhorov told that he and Raskalov carefully plan each of their aerial capers. “We do plan [these escapades],” he said. “Every time it’s different. It’s hard to say what goes into planning.”

He added that people at home should certainly not attempt to replicate their stunts. “We wouldn’t be too happy if other people followed in our footsteps. It’s extremely dangerous,” he said.

But their videos and photos are also extremely beautiful!!!