VIDEO: 2 men climb elevator shaft at Loop skyscraper site; Charges pending

Two men climb the construction elevator structure at Vista Tower. | Snapchat

Two men are facing charges after they climbed to the top of a construction elevator at the Vista Tower skyscraper construction site, 345 East Wacker Drive.

Callers began reporting the climbers around 7:10 p.m. on Saturday and the 911 calls kept coming as they came into view of residents in nearby high-rises. An unnamed Snapchat user posted video of the men as their ascent began.

Witnesses reported the men reaching at least the 72nd floor of the 93-story 1,198-foot project before turning around and climbing back to Mother Earth.

Police were waiting at the base of the elevator structure to arrest the men, both 28-years-old. Charges of trespassing and reckless conduct are being reviewed.

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