These 2 guys had a unique view of the Patriots’ parade

Mike Penney and James Morin took advantage of a day on the job.

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Two workers who scaled the pole atop the Berkeley Building (aka the Old John Hancock Building) to untangle a giant Patriots flag Tuesday ended up watching the Super Bowl LIII victory parade from their perch hundreds of feet above the city.

Boston 25 News reports that Mike Penney and James Morin were working with Hampden Communications when they were called to climb the 90-foot pole, nearly 600 feet above the city.

“Every time we went to go down it would just get tangled up again, so we just stayed up there,” Penney told the news station.

The pair said the hardest part wasn’t scaling the pole, but climbing the over 100 stairs to get to the top of the building with the flag.


Watch the video Penney and Morin captured atop the pole:

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The best photos from the parade: