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Daredevil teens scale 1,000ft NYC skyscraper in bonkers video

In Norman Rockwell's suburbia, kids climbed trees and told ghost stories. But in modern places like New York City, life is different. Now, kids climb skyscrapers and share videos about their own death wishes.

Case in point: two young urban explorers recently scaled the facade of New York City's 432 Park Avenue, an apartment tower that will reach a whopping 1,379ft into the sky. Upon its completion, the complex will be the tallest residential building in North America, not to mention the second tallest building in NYC, right after the Freedom Tower.

Once they climbed around 1,000ft, 15-year-old "Night Shift" (real name unknown) and 17-year-old Demid Lebedev recorded a vertigo-inducing video and photos from over the building's ledge, though unlike this bunch of skyscraper-climbing students in Hong Kong, no selfies were taken.

According to the New York Daily News, it's not entirely certain whether police will investigate the daredevil teens.

The pair have a history of documenting similarly dangerous expeditions atop the city's skyscrapers and bridges on Instagram.

Check out their incredible footage amid the clouds below, and, if you can handle the height, head over to the Huffington Post for more pics.

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.