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'Spiderman' Makes Daring Paris Climb


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May 23, 2001

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PARIS (AP) -- A daredevil climber known as "Spiderman'' scaled a French oil company's headquarters Tuesday, using only his bare hands to climb the 627-foot tall building.

Alain Robert, 38, was later taken to a police station because he did not have authorization to climb the TotalFinaElf building in Paris.

"It's long and quite difficult at the end," Robert told reporters after the climb. "At the beginning it was a little wet because of the window cleaners.''

Robert has climbed more than 30 skyscrapers. The Frenchman has also scaled the world's tallest building, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as the Sears Tower in Chicago and the Empire State Building in New York.

News Courtesy of AP Online.

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