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Alain Robert scales Intercontinental building

Famous urban climber Alain Robert, nicknamed Spiderman, scaled the Intercontinental Hotel in the centre of Bucharest (a 22-storey building measuring 77 meters – editor’s note), several hundred Bucharesters watching the unusual event. Until now, Alain Robert (49) climbed approximately 100 buildings around the world, without using safety gear, most of the time being arrested for not having a permit. This time however his climb was authorized after he accepted to use a safety rope. At the end he saluted the Bucharesters that encouraged him during his climb. “I like to climb freely, with no safety gear, but sometimes I have no choice. Most of my climbs however were without safety rope. It’s true, I fell several times too,” the Frenchman stated, being quoted by agenda.ro. He also revealed why he takes so much risk: “It’s better to do this than to live a dull life. I was born a climber,” Alain Robert stated. The list of buildings that the Frenchman climbed includes Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, considered the tallest building in the world (828 meters), New York’s Empire State Building, Chicago’s Willis Tower, Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers and Paris’s Tour Montparnasse.

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