I recently got into rooftopping and this is the first time I have attempted a roof of a building under construction and this particular building is maybe 90% complete. I waited until dark (about 6pm) before heading in. I entered the plywood covered elevator and hit the 12th floor. The other guy in there gave me a funny look before exiting in the basement. With the elevator stationary I sat there clicking floor 12, 13, 14, and 15 (which did nothing). Suddenly the door opened and in came some construction workers who clicked floor 9 and 10. I had my earbuds in and acted zoned out. Floor 9 came and they stood there and stared at me. Up we went to 10 and one of them asked me if I was going to work because the elevator only goes up to 10 where the current construction is. I quickly apologized for being zoned out and went back down to 9 while realizing they were on their way up for the night shift. From there I took the stairwell up but at floor 10 I stopped when I saw this open makeshift door and heard construction banging from the floors above. After long a long internal debate with myself, I figured it wasn't worth the risk of being seen again and called it quits for the night.
So now I have a predicament. Obviously I cant get into the apartment too late at night. Even if I do get in who knows if the sketchy door will be open or unlocked (if it even can be locked). When is the best time for attempt 2? Between the end of the day shift (5pm?) and start of night shift (6pm)? (Day time is not an option) Is there a chance those construction workers are only there for an evening shift? Would it be worth it to just hang out away from view, in the stairwell for a couple hours if needs be? Should I come back with my hard hat, steel toe boots, and excuses next time? Should I wait until construction is closer to being finished or am I too late? Would you have just booked it up the stairs, past the construction door and hoped no one would be or would see you in the stairwell?
Location: London Ontario