The Gherkin Building in London

Summer is the time for travel, so we thought we would take a trip “across the pond” to visit some window cleaners in England. A 40-story, pickle-shaped building in London, known affectionately as “the Gherkin,” provides an interesting challenge to window cleaners: the angled walls prevent the use of ordinary scaffolds or swing stages. Window Cleaners must rappel from the top of the building down to a ring-shaped collar, where specially-fitted scaffolds can be deployed. The 744 windows on the Gherkin – an area equal to five soccer fields – take a team of nine men ten days to complete. For additional pictures, please visit our MySpace page, and scroll down to our photos albums.

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