- Title: French 'Spiderman' scales the Agbar tower in Barcelona.
- Date: 25th November 2016
- Summary: BARCELONA, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 25, 2016) (REUTERS) AGBAR TOWER / FRENCH 'SPIDERMAN' ALAIN ROBERT CLIMBING THE SKYSCRAPER ROBERT ON THE TOWER POWDERING HIS HANDS WITH CHALK ROBERT CLIMBING VARIOUS OF PEOPLE STARING AT THE SKYSCRAPER AND TAKING PICTURES VARIOUS OF ROBERT CLIMBING THE SKYSCRAPER VARIOUS OF POLICEMEN AND FIREMEN ON THE STREET ARRIVING AND SURROUNDING THE SKYSCRAPER TOP OF AGBAR SKYSCRAPER ROBERT CLIMBING THE SKYSCRAPER FIREMEN STANDING OUTSIDE ONE OF THE BUILDING'S WINDOW WAITING FOR ROBERT ROBERT DESCENDING PEOPLE ON THE STREET STARING AT THE SKYSCRAPER ALAIN DESCENDING/FIREMAN HAND WAVING TO HIM THROUGH WINDOW FIREMEN WAITING/ROBERT DESCENDING PEOPLE IN THE STREET CHEERING ROBERT ROBERT DESCENDING/POLICEMEN WAITING FOR HIM ROBERT WRITTING ON MOBILE PHONE AS HE IS ABOUT TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BUILDING PEOPLE ON THE STREET TAKING PICTURES ROBERT GETTING TO THE BOTTOM AND TALKING TO POLICE ROBERT BEING TAKEN BY POLICE AND FOLLOWED BY JOURNALISTS ROBERT BEING TAKEN TO POLICE CAR
- Embargoed: 10th December 2016 14:03
- Keywords: French Spiderman Alain Robert Abgar tower Barcelona
- Location: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- City: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Human Interest/Brights/Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA00159Y12E1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:French "Spiderman" Alain Robert scaled one of the tallest skyscrapers in Barcelona without a harness on Friday (November 25).
Bystanders and police watched as the 54-year-old climbed up and then descended the Torre Agbar, a glass-covered office building known for its night-time illuminations, completing the feat in around one hour.
The urban climber is famous for his daredevil, harness-free approach to scuttling up buildings with nothing more than some chalk on his hands and climbing shoes on his feet.
Robert has conquered over 100 structures worldwide including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Dubai's Burj Khalifa complex, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Sydney Opera House without safety equipment.
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