Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Spiderman Strikes Again

I missed the news about "French Spiderman" Alain Robert scaling the Hang Seng Bank headquarters this morning.

Hang Seng Bank headquarters in Central
At around 11:40am, the 48-year-old Robert began climbing the 137-metre high building with his bare hands and finished in 25 minutes.

He was promptly arrested on the roof but was later released without charge.

He's scaled three other buildings in Hong Kong -- the Four Seasons Hotel in 2008, Cheung Kong Centre in 2005 and the Far East Finance Centre in 1996.

I read a New Yorker article about him in which his interest in climbing began as a boy despite suffering from vertigo.

What building will he conquer next?

1 comment:

  1. i pray and hope for his safety because he cannot afford one single mis-step.