"Stairway to Heaven": The view from 1700 feet up

broadcast tower view

(CBS) - The Empire State Building is 1453-feet tall. As this incredible video helpfully explains, that's not nearly as high as some broadcast transmission towers. Watch in awe as one technician with a helmet camera ascends a tower and looks out over the countryside. The view is pretty nice from the roof of the world, isn't it? (People with a fear of heights might want to be holding on to something sturdy during this video.)

Feeling dizzy? Anyone sitting at a desk right now, take a moment to appreciate the fact that your job description doesn't entail "free climbing" thousands of feet in the air. Thanks go to The Online Engineer for the awesome video.