A cheeky and cool online trend has exploded after ‘bored’ teenagers climbed an unfinished skyscraper and photographed each other standing on its edge.
Several videos have been posted on TikTok showing young men dangling from the top of a tower in Perth’s Elizabeth Quay.
As the teenagers climbed the building using ladders, once at the top, they repeatedly filmed themselves on or near the edge of the skyscraper with only rudimentary scaffolding poles separating them from disaster.
Many clips are tagged as urban exploration, boasting how ‘easy’ it is to do so with minimal security.
Despite warnings to stop, the protesting teenagers vowed to continue as they love the ‘peaceful’ city scene late at night.
Several videos have been posted on TikTok showing young people dangling their feet from a tower in Perth’s Elizabeth Quay and describing how to get there.
Most of the ‘urban exploration’ clips show young people photographing themselves on or near the edge of skyscrapers with only rudimentary scaffolding poles separating them from disaster.
In one clip, a skinny boy with a backpack throws a rope or wire over the edge of a building without explanation.
In one clip, a boy wearing a backpack throws a rope or wire over the edge of a building without explanation.
Other footage shows young men and women walking up to the edge of a skyscraper.
In another clip, teenagers laugh as they release fire extinguishers as the released gas obscures visibility around them.
A third video shows young people filming their scene after climbing the renovated Sitec dome at Perth’s City West building.
Teenagers have even boasted about how easy it is to bypass minimal security and climb buildings.
A young man wearing an NBA jacket told 9News he scaled the building several times through the metal gate like ‘a little Jumanji’ before climbing up the stairs.
Another clip shows teenagers laughing as they release fire extinguishers that obscure visibility around them as gas escapes.
Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempillas condemned the trend as ‘dangerous’, saying young people were putting themselves and others at risk.
‘It’s dangerous behaviour, it’s not welcome in our town and we don’t want anyone to put themselves, or those who might come and help them, in a difficult position,’ he said.
Despite the mayor’s clear message, teenagers interviewed on camera vowed to continue scaling the buildings because of the ‘amazing’ sight.
‘Yes, 100 per cent,’ said one.
‘If you look at the night, it looks quiet,’ added another.
The $1.1 billion project in Elizabeth Quay has two towers under construction, one 58-storey, which will include offices, a boutique hotel and residential apartments.
In a worrying sign, the clips are being admired online by TikTok users, with many responding tagging friends to copy the antics shown.
‘Brother stopped playing games to live life to the fullest. Shraddha,’ wrote one.
‘Anyone going tonight?’ asked another. The comment received several likes.
Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempillas condemned the trend as ‘dangerous’, saying young people were putting themselves and others at risk. Photo of Mr Zempilas at Anzac Day event
Despite warnings to stop, rebellious teenagers vowed to carry on because they love the ‘peaceful’ city scene late at night.
‘What is the best time to enter?’ asked one follower. The person who posted the clip told her ‘the later the better’.
‘We should do it,’ said one account holder.
Many are seen competing with each other to see who climbed the building first, boasting that ‘it’s so easy’.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Western Australian government and manufacturer Brookfield for comment.