Kids risk roof-topping themselves

Kids risk roof-topping themselves

Canadian Tom Ryaboi began a general rooftopping trend.
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PARENTS are being warned of a intolerable trend that is gaining movement in Queensland.


Disturbing Instagram photos of schoolkids fast “rooftopping” in a CBD has sparked Brisbane’s Lord Mayor to lift a alarm.

The rooftopping disturb creates planking demeanour tame, as youths benefit entrance to a top city buildings so they can sketch their feet swinging off ledges.


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Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said: “I am endangered about a reports of a rooftopping trend, as this activity is not usually bootleg though puts lives fast during risk.

“I titillate relatives and immature adults to be wakeful of a really genuine consequences this activity could have. we also inspire skill owners and managers to safeguard their rooftop entrance has a required confidence to minimise a risk of these incidents occurring.”

Instagram picture by a Brisbane-based rooftopping group.

Instagram picture by a Brisbane-based rooftopping group.




It’s been 5 years given a planking disturb initial dumbfounded Australia. And in 2011 a immature man’s genocide in Brisbane was related to planking.

The Brisbane rooftopping shots are taken from several skyline buildings, and military advise they will take movement opposite anyone trespassing on private property.

“This kind of poise is impossibly risky, and a final thing we wish to see is anyone being severely harmed or killed as a outcome of a bad choice,” a military orator said.

Thrill-seeking Canadian photographer Tom Ryaboi is one of a pioneers of a fad. When a daredevil limp posted his photos online a integrate of years ago they went viral.

Since afterwards thousands of rooftopping photos have been posted on Instagram. One Brisbane comment has collected 1000 followers.

Another rooftopper done himself famous by holding a snap of his boots teetering on a tip of a Burj Khalifa, a tallest synthetic structure in a world, in Dubai.
The shot was hailed as a mom of all rooftopping shots.

Instagram picture by a Brisbane-based rooftopping group.

Instagram picture by a Brisbane-based rooftopping group.




Brisbane’s tallest building Meriton Infinity is nearby execution and will mount during 262m high.

Tower manager Shayne Lucas pronounced he was repelled to hear of a unsure behaviour, though all had been set in place to make certain Infinity was sealed down opposite a likes of rooftoppers.

“We have commissioned a latest record and usually people with confidence coded keys can get on to a roof,” he said.

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