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VIDEO: Get Wicked And Grind Inside A Wacker Drive Office Building

By Marielle Shaw in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 23, 2013 4:20PM


If you’ve ever stared at the cold, unfeeling gray walls of a cubicle and contemplated the eternal nap, or just what the hell you were doing with your life, you might find a recent project sponsored by Red Bull is in your “wheelhouse”.

As part of a series called the Daily Grind, Red Bull turned the 23rd floor of an office building into a skate park.

The video features several experienced skaters gliding blissfully through hallways we mere mortal cube-dwellers dread to tread; grinding on conference tables that have never held anything more exciting than coffee before; and flying gracefully through the air where only paper airplanes had before.

We admit, especially during the dark dreary days of winter, we were more than a little wistful watching Uprise Skateboards owner Uriah Ruta carve a path through the building. But he describes it as an amazing treat for him and the other featured skaters too—being able to look out on the city from so high and really, just having a place to skate when the streets of Chicago are all slush, ice and snow. Take a break from whatever you’re doing, grab a Red Bull and have some unfettered office pipe dreams.