Voice of America Profiles Vertical Access and the Use of Rope Access for Building Inspections

Company Gets Up Close and Personal with Skyscrapers

by Bernard Slushman, August 20, 2014

Historic landmark buildings, museums, the United States Capitol – all seen from top to bottom just inches from one’s face.  To get there you have to be an engineer, an archaeologist, and part-daredevil. It may look like fun, but this is serious business. One team from the company “Vertical Access” is preparing to survey the exterior of a 37-story Wall Street building. Literally climbing the walls is the cheapest way for engineers and architects to monitor a building’s rehabilitation and upkeep.

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