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Rain Man
06-26-2006, 06:25 PM
Let's say that you work in a high-rise, and that for some inexplicable reason the high-rise had windows that would open, with no screen. Assume that they're normal double-hung windows like you'd find in a house.

Is there some height at which you wouldn't open the windows any more? For example, would you sit next to an open window on the 90th floor?

Just curious.

Pierce
06-26-2006, 06:54 PM
Probably be too windy for me on the 90th floor of a high-rise. I'd still open it to see though.

JBucc
06-26-2006, 06:56 PM
I don't see a problem with opening windows at any height. It's not like it's gonna suck you out.

Baconeater
06-26-2006, 06:58 PM
I don't think I'd have any problem sitting next to an open window at any height, as long as it's small and high up off the floor so I can't trip and accidentally fall out of the building.

cdcox
06-26-2006, 07:00 PM
I don't see a problem with opening windows at any height. It's not like it's gonna suck you out.

Around the 3000th floor, it could be a problem.

Rain Man
06-26-2006, 07:05 PM
It'd freak me out to be too high and next to an open window. I'd be worried about slipping on a banana peel or something.

JBucc
06-26-2006, 07:06 PM
I wouldn't stick my head out or anything, but I would stand up against the wall and peek down for a few seconds before diving back to the floor and crawling to my desk.

CHENZ A!
06-26-2006, 07:07 PM
I'd open it all the way up, but the window would definetly have to be above my waist. If the window were below there, I'd be kind of freaked out.

Bob Dole
06-26-2006, 07:11 PM
Bob Dole once lived on the 19th floor of a building in Springfield, MO and we would not only open the window, but sit out on the ledge beneath it.

Bob Dole has never been recognized for his intelligence.

4th and Long
06-26-2006, 07:23 PM
I thought this was going to be a Microsoft thread.

TinyEvel
06-26-2006, 07:28 PM
I always open swindows, because I fart a lot.
In fact, when I enter someone's office, they open the window instinktively (sic)

I would open a window the higher up it is, that way I could flip off the terrorists as our missiles blow up their plane

Adept Havelock
06-26-2006, 08:20 PM
I wish the little windows on the observation deck of the St. Louis Arch opened up.

Frazod
06-26-2006, 08:31 PM
The highest floor I ever worked on was 51. On really windy days, the building would sway enough to make water slosh in the toilets, and you could definitely feel the swaying and hear the creaking. Probably not a good idea not to have windows capable of being opened that high up.

greg63
06-26-2006, 09:32 PM
I thought this was going to be a Microsoft thread.

Yep; I guess which ever floor your PC is on.

Nzoner
06-26-2006, 10:49 PM
There's no saying to it,I WOULDN'T work in a high rise.

StcChief
06-27-2006, 07:29 AM
With with good screens to prevent birds etc from flying in...

Dartgod
06-27-2006, 07:31 AM
It'd freak me out to be too high and next to an open window. I'd be worried about slipping on a banana peel or something.
You didn't say anything about being stoned in the original post. Can I change my answer?

ck_IN
06-27-2006, 07:44 AM
What a bizarre question. What makes you come up with these things?

Spicy McHaggis
06-27-2006, 08:35 AM
It'd freak me out to be too high and next to an open window. I'd be worried about slipping on a banana peel or something.

Yeah but let's be honest. If you slip and fall out of floor #30 you're probably just as dead as you would be if you fell out of floor #90. Maybe less spectacularly so, but dead nonetheless.

Rain Man
06-27-2006, 08:57 AM
Yeah but let's be honest. If you slip and fall out of floor #30 you're probably just as dead as you would be if you fell out of floor #90. Maybe less spectacularly so, but dead nonetheless.

That's why I went with 10.

Now, I know that falling out of the 8th floor will probably kill me as well, but at 8 floors I'm less likely to look out, panic, lose my balance, and fall.

greg63
06-27-2006, 10:01 AM
Those underwater buildings can be tricky.

Baby Lee
06-27-2006, 10:24 AM
No floor limit for me. How else am I to enjoy the cool even breezes of Anytown, USA.

JimNasium
06-27-2006, 10:29 AM
Bob Dole once lived on the 19th floor of a building in Springfield, MO and we would not only open the window, but sit out on the ledge beneath it.

Bob Dole has never been recognized for his intelligence.
Sun Villa?

Predarat
06-27-2006, 12:22 PM
I dont think it would matter how high it was. But most offices will bitch about an open window even on the first floor because of all the automatic climate control.