Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Frenchman climbs world's tallest tower  | ajc.com

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A tiny speck more than half a mile (800 meters) in the air, a French skyscraper climber successfully scaled the world's tallest building Monday, even navigating the tapered spire that extends beyond the top floors of the Dubai structure.




French Spider man Alain Robert climbs up Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower in Dubai

United Arab Emirates, Monday March 28, 2011. Just before sunset Monday, a French skyscraper climber who calls himself "Spiderman" started to pull his way up the side of the world's tallest tower in Dubai

French Spider man Alain Robert climbs up Burj Khalifa,the world's tallest tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday March 28, 2011. Just before sunset Monday, a French skyscraper climber who calls himself "Spiderman" started to pull his way up the side of the world's tallest tower in Dubai.

Alain Robert's climb up the 2,717 foot-tall (828 meter) Burj Khalifa, took just over six hours. As night fell, a row of powerful spotlights shone on the side of the tower as Robert climbed.


Frenchman climbs world's tallest tower  | ajc.com

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