Yes, it’s a blatant PR stunt, but Mayor Boris went not just to the top of The Shard today, but actually a little bit higher than even that – as he climbed up the crane sitting on the very top of the building.
Now, I am a bit queasy with heights, and while standing at the top of The Shard, on the concrete core would be doable, climbing up the crane would have me frozen to the spot in fear. Indeed, a close in photo shows the Mayor looking slightly uncomfortable.
However, one thing to think about – where is the cameraman?
Am I right in thinking someone was put into in a cradle and was lifted up on a cable swinging in the air?