Why are there people hanging off the north face of The Shard

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Monday 16 April 2012 2.40pm
Just noticed a row of about 6 people almost 2/3rds of the way up the outside of The Shard! Can anyone see what's happening? I can see them from Monument - but not close enough to see them clearly.
Monday 16 April 2012 3.44pm
Ah, maybe it's not as exciting as I thought - someone has just suggested that they're just cleaning the windows. I had thought the window cleaning would be done with robotic arms etc though and that the people were some kind of protest. Maybe not very exciting after all.
Monday 16 April 2012 5.16pm
All that money and they did not factor in self cleaning glass that I think Pilkingtons used to make a few years back?
Monday 16 April 2012 7.02pm
"Why are there people hanging off the north face of The Shard"

Maybe they got tired of seeing another Shard thread and decided to end it all!
Monday 16 April 2012 8.46pm
I suspect you may be right Pieces of Eight. It can get dull - much like its windows.
Tuesday 17 April 2012 10.10am
they do have a window cleaning boom, which comes out at about 2/3rds up, so maybe they're cleaing windows higher up than this - it's mentioned in the other thread.

or maybe it's a demonstration, or they're actually working on it, ensuring that the windows are all fitted properly?

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