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Jaw-dropping photos show man walking across slackline 50 storeys up
The photos were posted to urban “rooftopping” photographer Tom Ryaboi’s social media accounts, but have since been removed. Police say act could be illegal.
Photos posted to social media websites Friday show a man walking across a slackline 50 storeys in the air between two Toronto buildings. The images, posted on urban photographer Tom Ryaboi's Facebook, Instagram and Imgur pages, show Gerald Situ walking across a slackline between two high-rise buildings under construction.
The photos are jaw-dropping. They show a man teetering on a thin rope, 50 storeys up, between two highrises. But shortly after surfacing online on social media websites, they have abruptly disappeared.
The images, posted on urban photographer Tom Ryaboi’s Facebook and Instagram pages Friday, showed a man walking across a slackline — a piece of nylon webbing about an inch thick — strung between two Toronto buildings. The images made the rounds on popular news sharing site Reddit Monday.
Toronto police say the stunt could be illegal. To slackliners, however, it’s “art.”
“It’s not as scary as you think once you’re there,” slackliner Gerald Situ told the Star Tuesday, confirming he is the daredevil in the photos. “It’s a challenge but it’s just pushing your own limits.”