posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 06:58 AM
Theres a sub-culture of urban explorers, who call themselves "Rooftoppers", who get kicks out of climbing bridges, tower cranes, skyscrapers, etc.
Mostly just to see and photograph the view from the top.
I used to be active on their private forums, and Brooklyn Bridge got climbed photographed _a_lot_. Its not very secure at all. The security there is
"security theatre". Apparently it looks more secure than it actually is.
Someone said they had to be insiders, as they knew how to cover the lights, etc. Sorry but no insider knowledge would be required, just a pre-visit to
check things out.
To show how rooftoppers can gain access to the most secure of sites, with relatively trivial ease. in 2010, two rooftoppers gained access to, and
climbed the outside of the UK's most secure, and tallest freestanding tower. I can only link you this one, because it was moved to the public part of
Blackpool tower climbed
As to why the flags were replaced with bleached versions, I can't comment on that. I just wanted to point out that the security is mostly security