By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Inches from death... or really? Pavement artist stands on the edge of his drawing of a New York scene - in London
At first glance he appears to be inches from disaster.
But this man apparently wobbling, arms outstretched, on the verge of a 300ft drop is actually perfectly safe. He is an artist who has drawn this three-dimensional street scene on the flat roof of a building.
The astonishing optical illusion means he appears to be about to fall from a London rooftop, surrounded by a panorama which includes the City.
But sharp-eyed observers will spot that the street scene below him includes a New York yellow taxi and a U.S. police SWAT team.
Don't jump! Man on a Ledge was created to celebrate the UK release of the film by the same name
Pavement artist Joe Hill was commissioned to draw the scene to celebrate the release of Hollywood film Man On A Ledge.
In the film, a New York police psychologist has to attempt to talk down a former policeman who has threatened to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop.
Stepping off the edge: Pavement artist Joe Hill created the image. In the Man on a Ledge film a New York police psychologist has to attempt to talk down a former policeman who has threatened to leap to his death
Going over the edge: In this astonishing optical illusion, Joe Hill appears to be jumping off a building in this New York scene - set in London
Man on a Ledge: Sam Worthington stars in the Hollywood film which is coming out in the UK