Ex­plored sky­scrapers around the world

JW Kur­pjuweit (left) and Colin Chong

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Since 2007, Ke­cojo chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer Colin Chong, and Wink Wink De­sign jew­ellery de­signer and owner, JW Kur­pjuweit, have been on a mis­sion to ex­plore some of the world’s tallest build­ings, both for their breath­tak­ing views and their in­ner work­ings.

They’ve done 17 build­ings so far (with­out tres­pass­ing) and have the pho­tos too – usu­ally out on the ob­ser­va­tion decks or pic­tures of their shoes on a glass sur­face through which you can see all the way to the ground.

For Colin, the ap­peal lies in the en­gi­neer­ing as­pects of a struc­ture. He points out Taipei 101’s 730-ton steel ball, for in­stance. It was in­stalled to coun­ter­act high winds and helps vis­i­tors pre­vent mo­tion sick­ness. JW, on the other hand, is drawn to the aes­thet­ics – what kinds of ma­te­ri­als are used and how Taipei 101 re­flects cul­tural el­e­ments. Namely the lucky num­ber eight in its eight canted sec­tions and the fea­tures of a bam­boo stalk in the con­struc­tion. “I love how it brings na­ture and mod­ern struc­ture to­gether,” he says.

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